Alexis Sanchez has explained why he left Arsenal for Manchester United, saying his new club is “the biggest club in England”.
He describes Arsenal as a “huge club” but is clearly relishing the added pressure of playing for United.
He swapped clubs with Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January and marked his Premier League home debut with a goal against Huddersfield.
United travel to Newcastle this weekend and the Chilean has been explaining his decision.
“I think that Manchester United, since I was young – and I’m not just saying this because I’m here, I’m an honest guy and I never lie – I think it’s the biggest club in England. That’s what I think,” Sanchez told Thierry Henry on Sky Sports.
“There are lots of big clubs, and having played for Arsenal, they are also one of them. It’s a huge club and I was there.
“But coming here, looking at the badge, I think United have to win everything because it’s such a big club. The club crest says it all.
“I came here to win [things]. I left Arsenal because I wanted to develop and learn as a player and get to experience a new club.
“Manchester United are a huge club on the global stage. I came here to win everything. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have come here.”