To play football the way Barcelona does, players must be highly skilled and gifted. At the moment, there is a dearth of quality, which is why Barcelona is struggling. Pep Guardiola is attempting to implement his system at Manchester City, but they lack the necessary personnel. That's why they're having trouble. Their philosophy is what distinguishes them. They believe in playing attacking football, with everyone involved in the game knowing their role.
Barcelona has always been one of football's biggest clubs, if not the biggest. They have won more trophies than any other team in history, including La Liga, the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
In fact, the only trophy that remains unclaimed by Barca is the European Championship. They've already won the most important titles available in world football. What more could anyone want?
The simple answer is: much more money. Barca is by far the richest football club in the world, earning billions every year through sponsorship deals, merchandise sales, etc. Even though they don't compete with Premier League clubs when it comes to on-field achievements, they are still considered one of the best teams in the world.
FC Barcelona's concept is that "the team is more important, the team is more significant than any person (individuality), and the players have the duty to meet and defend the club's ideology." A coach who is serious about developing his players would benefit from a team that has a philosophy and adheres to it.
This approach to establishing a football philosophy will be divided into sections, each of which will aim to develop a club DNA. Your Football Manager save will now have a new success metric: building an atmosphere based on your view of how football should be played.
Sanchez, according to the Brazilian, needs to be the star of whatever side he plays for, which he won't be at Camp Nou. According to Alves, "Alexis did not fail at Barcelona, but it's difficult to play here because you have to comprehend the playing concept."
After four seasons with Barca, during which time he has played a major role in their three Champions League victories, Sanchez was sold to Manchester United for 85 million euros ($100 million).
Barca had been trying to negotiate a deal with United for some time without success. Then on January 13, just hours before the transfer window closed, an agreement was reached with the English club. The Spanish club received 30 million euros up front with another 30 million depending on how many goals Sanchez scores this season. In addition, there is a release clause in his contract set at 180 million euros.
United are happy to have him and he will join the club after this weekend's FA Cup match against Swansea City.