"But you know my answer". It's like Robin van Persie all over again. You have to try and that's it. "We are not on that case at the moment", he told a news conference on Friday.
But it will surprise few that Neville just wasn't willing to change his opinion. Incidentally he's won trophies with us. This is silly season - anything can happen.
A file image of Mesut Ozil and Jose Mourinho. We've got Tyrone Mings who has a complicated injury, we thought a period of rest would solve it and that hasn't worked.
Wenger added: "Is Alexis replaceable in the way that we find exactly the same players?" Whatever happens, it's been an interesting day. We have to accept as well when you play so many games and Sanchez plays every game that sometimes a breather in the middle of the season helps a little bit'. A league title followed in his first season. Capable of playing out wide, up front or just behind the striker, Sanchez has an immensely appealing skill set.
When asked if Sanchez is a player United want this month, the Portuguese said: "I don't think it is ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs".
You can see the logic behind the deal for the two clubs.
If Sanchez still has footballing ambitions in England, his only realistic move is to Manchester City.
Ex-Chelsea and FC Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti was linked with taking charge at Arsenal this week.
Lingard has been sensational in recent weeks but Martial and Rashford have been less consistent.
Well Red Devils legend Gary Neville is not, for one second, having that reductionist summary of Sanchez's options. It's nothing new: Mourinho spent all summer chasing Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic and remains keen on adding quality in wide areas. Manchester United and Mourinho, according to the Guardian, have apparently offered Arsenal £25-million to secure a medium-term deal with Sanchez whose own contract with the Gunners expires in the Summer. You conclude [that Manchester United are also interested] - but I don't want to give you the wrong information.
Arsène Wenger says Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sánchez this month unless they can sign a replacement for him. I think this could have a similar impact.
"He doesn't need to tell me he speaks to anybody else". With Henrikh Mkhitaryan now seen as expendable by the Portuguese coach, Sanchez could occupy a central role behind Lukaku.
Bookmaker Coral now make it 4-6 that Sanchez will sign for United with City out to 11/4. Meanwhile, Sanchez is 29 but does offer a stronger guarantee of match-winning displays than a player who is still more potential than end product.