Sanchez has ‘found it hard to adapt’ at Man Utd

Date published: Monday 21st May 2018 11:06

Alexis Sanchez admits he has struggled to adapt to Manchester United’s style of play since joining the club in January.

The Chilean attacker moved to Old Trafford in exchange for Henrik Mkhitaryan but the former Arsenal star has failed to impress at Old Trafford, scoring three goals in 18 matches.

“I think that in every game I’ve played in I’ve maybe found it hard to adapt to the style of play, said Sanchez. “And I’ve been getting to know my team-mates.”

The 29-year-old was speaking prior to United’s FA Cup final defeat during which he struggled to make an impact.

Sanchez, though, remains optimistic for the future.

“I believe that United really is a very big club on a worldwide scale and even more so in England where it’s the biggest,” he said.

“They always want to win and to be fighting on all fronts and that’s the reason I wanted to come here.

“I also had some great players alongside me at Barcelona, some highly experienced guys who had great quality. I think that United are not too dissimilar as a club to them in their size and stature. However, we still have areas where we can improve, and we can do this day-to-day and a game-to-game basis. I believe we need to improve in all aspects.”

Sanchez suggested where United can improve if they hope to make up ground on Manchester City next season.

“We need to be focused and concentrated in the big games and the same in the so-called lesser games too,” he said. “That’s what the great sides do and I think United are a great side, so that’s what we need to do.

“Manchester United is a massive club that always aspires to win big trophies and that is what I’m trying to make happen. I want to try and keep improving so we can see the club winning trophies.”


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