Alexis Sanchez insists he “does not regret” moving to Manchester United from Arsenal but believes he was not handed enough time to prove his worth at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old Chilean forward completed a season-long loan switch to Inter Milan back in August from the Theater of Dreams.
During his 19 months stint with the Red Devils, Sanchez was Man United’s highest paid player smiling home weekly with about £400,000. However, his performances failed to justify his massive wages, netting just five goals in 45 matches.
“I’m very happy I went to Manchester United. I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England,” Sanchez was quoted saying to BBC Sport. “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,” he added.
Install Pitch Football app for FREE to easily access stats, news and live updates Interestingly, Sanchez netted 80 times in 166 games for Arsenal after joining from Barcelona for £30m in July 2014, a performance that saw him listed for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Players of the Year award in 2017. But his form took a nose-dive upon his arrival at Old Trafford. Ahead of his switch to Inter Milan, Sanchez was not listed for pre-season games and was also missing in Man United’s first three Premier League fixtures of the 2019-20 campaign.