Alexis Sanchez agreed to join Inter (opens in new tab) after being told that he would only be selected for Manchester United (opens in new tab)'s cup games this season, write the Daily Star (opens in new tab).
The Chile international moved to Serie A on loan this week after falling out of favour at Old Trafford.
And the former Arsenal (opens in new tab) forward made up his mind about the move after being warned by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he would not be considered for Premier League action in 2019/20.
Solskjaer was keen to get rid of Sanchez after the 30-year-old failed to make an impact in his 18 months at the club.
There were some suggestions that Sanchez could stay and fight for his place, but Solskjaer explained that he would only be used in the Europa League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
And that intervention persuaded the ex-Barcelona (opens in new tab) man to join Inter until the end of the campaign.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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