Sanchez on Man Utd move: ‘I don’t regret going there’

Date published: Tuesday 3rd September 2019 8:33

Alexis Sanchez has no regrets about his move to Manchester United and had ambitions to “win everything” at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old arrived at United to a huge fanfare in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw out-of-favour Henrikh Mkhitaryan head to Arsenal.

But flashes of early promise swiftly petered out and Sanchez heads to Inter Milan having scored a meagre five goals in 45 appearances.

“I’m very happy I went to Manchester United,” Sanchez told BBC Sport.

“I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England.

“When I went to Arsenal it was fantastic – I was happy there – but United were growing at the time, they were buying players to win something.

“I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there.”

Despite his downturn in form after moving to United, Sanchez impressed when playing in the Copa America over the summer, scoring two goals.

“I think that I’m happy when I play for my national team,” Sanchez added.

“I was happy at Manchester United too, but I’ve always said to my friends: I want to play.

“If they would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game – and I didn’t know why.”

 

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