Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has told his 9.5million followers that he has split with girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez through a mushy Instagram story.
The 29-year-old Chilean, who pockets a whopping £505,000-a-week at Manchester United, uploaded a sweet presentation of the couple’s pictures with a background music and wrote, “I wish you the best of the world it was beautiful to have met you and to share nice moments with you, but we decided that each one should follow their own path, to seek our dreams.
“I do not usually do this but I ask respect from all those who speak without knowing to do harm because behind everything there is family and children… respect.”
Mayte, too, took to Instagram and wrote, “A while ago, with much love and respect, we decided to take different paths. I wish (Alexis) all the happiness.
“Mayte and Alexis.”
The rumours of the couple splitting up first appeared back in May when both Alexis and Mayte deleted each other’s pictures from their respective Instagram profiles. The forward, however, reacted furiously to the rumours, saying, “Why is there so much evil and envy in these people?
“Is it necessary to hurt a couple, family, friends etc … with so many lies?”
The couple started dating back during the previous summer and in January this year, The Sun reported Sanchez offered £1,000 to a student for sex. Sanchez moved to Manchester United back in January in a deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan travelling the other way. The Chilean has had a mixed tenure thus far has, as he has only bagged three goals.
Leaving the frustration behind, he starred in United’s 2-0 win over Burnley, assisting the opener. The next task for United and Alexis lies at Vicarage Road when they face an unbeaten Watford on Saturday, August 15.