Alex Sanchez given 16-month prison sentence for tax fraud

Sanchez handed Spanish jail sentence but free to play on for United

Sanchez handed Spanish jail sentence but free to play on for United

However, because the United star is a first-time offender and his sentence is not longer than 24 months, Sanchez will not actually have to go to prison.

'We look forward to the remainder of the season with confidence'.

Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal last month, faced being tried over the fraud of €983,000 (US$1.21 million) linked to image rights during his time at Spanish giants Barcelona, according to details of the deal seen by AFP. The club's official website, manutd.com, is the most visited sports club website globally and United are also the fastest growing and most engaged football club on Twitter.

"Alexis Sanchez has set a new January signing record in terms of shirt sales, three times the previous record", Woodward told a conference call with investors.

He struggled in his Premier League debut against Tottenham at Wembley, but was on the scoresheet in last weekend's 2-0 victory over Huddersfield at Old Trafford.

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Could just pay the right amount of tax?

Woodward, a marketing man by trade, initially attracted plenty of criticism from supporters after replacing David Gill, but his role in ensuring United - unlike, say, Liverpool - remain a global financial superpower in an era without Premier League titles, capable of making someone the highest paid player in the game, deserves enormous praise. "It was the biggest United post on Instagram with two million likes and comments", he added. It was the most shared United Facebook post ever.

"To put that into context, the announcement posts generated 75 percent more interactions that the announcement of the sale of the world's most expensive player last summer when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain".

The tax fraud counts date from the time when he played for Spanish La Liga side Barcelona.

United's net debt is £328.6m - a decrease of £80.7m over the year - while the gross USA dollar debt principal remains unchanged.

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