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.

Isco joins Man City transfer list as Pep Guardiola forgets Riyad Mahrez
The ex-Leicester midfielder, who played for the Foxes in 2001, did not hold back on his assessment of the 26-year-old. Riyad Mahrez has seriously tarnished his reputation in the eyes of football fans in recent weeks.

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.

Recommended News

  • Apple's HomePod: What you need to know before buying one

    Apple's HomePod: What you need to know before buying one

    From the look of it, Apple sees HomePod mainly as a way to extend the reach of its Apple Music service, not Siri . Apple HomePod is the company's first major new hardware launch since the Apple Watch, which debuted in 2015.
    Kim Jong-Un's Sister To Visit South Korea In Historic First

    Kim Jong-Un's Sister To Visit South Korea In Historic First

    But Pence is trying to keep the focus on North Korea's threatening behavior and continue to pressure the regime with sanctions. Experts say it's likely North Korea will continue to ignore U.S. demands for it to halt its nuclear and missile programs.
    Kylie Jenner Names Baby Daughter 'Stormi'

    Kylie Jenner Names Baby Daughter 'Stormi'

    According to the source, Jenner's relationship with Scott has helped her grow. "Throwback to my baby , as a baby ". Posting a picture of the child adorably clutching onto her finger, she captioned the image " Stormi Webster ".
  • Apple investigating an AirPod explosion

    Apple investigating an AirPod explosion

    NBC News reported yesterday that "Jason Colon, of Tampa, was listening to a dance mix at the LA Fitness on 4th Street in St. His right Apple AirPod was emitting a steady flow of white smoke while Colon worked out to a dance music playlist.
    Justin Timberlake Surprises Super Bowl Selfie Kid on 'Ellen'

    Justin Timberlake Surprises Super Bowl Selfie Kid on 'Ellen'

    DeGeneres then joked that McKenna has become part of Timberlake's life. "Do you have anything at all for him, Justin? ". Timberlake then invited McKenna and his family to the MA date of his Man Of The Woods tour, which kicks off next month.
    Black Lives Matter activist killed in New Orleans

    Black Lives Matter activist killed in New Orleans

    According to The Hill , Moye was found on Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the thigh and was taken to hospital where he died. The additional funds will be used for Moye's funeral service, Weaver said. "Moya was a light and he will shine forever".
  • Backgrounder: New US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell

    Backgrounder: New US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell

    He brings a background in financial markets, a contrast with Ms Yellen and her predecessor, Ben S. Jerome Powell is to be sworn in on Monday as the Federal Reserve's 16th chairman.
    Tension Mounts in West Bank after Jarrar's Assassination

    Tension Mounts in West Bank after Jarrar's Assassination

    Two Palestinians were killed during earlier raids that Israeli security services said were launched to find Shevach's killers. His declaration overturned decades of U.S. policy that its status should be decided in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
    Traders Secrets on Ford Motor Company (F), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

    Traders Secrets on Ford Motor Company (F), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

    It turned negative, as 66 investors sold GM shares while 322 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. Standpoint Research upgraded Ford Motor from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th.
  • Nancy Pelosi Presses Paul Ryan to Allow Full Immigration Debate in House

    It's not a situation where we can hold all our members". "Democrats should stop talking like this in public", he said. Pro-immigration advocacy groups were sending similar messages to Democratic offices as well.
    Tom Brady wins NFL's MVP for a third time

    Tom Brady wins NFL's MVP for a third time

    The former basketball player made it look easy, as he became the first quarterback to pull in a reception in the Super Bowl . New England has also gotten a strong season from receiver Brandin Cook after acquiring him from New Orleans this offseason.
    Cavs working on getting 3rd team for DeAndre Jordan deal

    Cavs working on getting 3rd team for DeAndre Jordan deal

    He's a difference-maker, for sure, but he might not be enough on his own to take a team to contention status. Finally, Jordan's expiring contract was appealing to teams looking to clear cap space.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.