Manchester United striker has shared his sad experiences since arriving at Old Trafford as he accredited his failures to the Red Devils atmosphere.
Alexis Sanchez will be known as one of Man United’s costliest failures after he failed to justify his weekly £560k wage since his arrival from Emirates Stadium in 2018.
Sanchez only managed to net 5 goals after 45 appearances before the Red Devils decided to let him leave to Inter Milan on loan.
In a recent video released by the Chilean, he addressed the issues he had at Old Trafford and disclosed how he had demanded to be sent back to North London after just one training session with Jose’s men.
‘I want to tell you about my period at United, about many things that have been said which made me look bad,’ Sanchez said in a video on Instagram.
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‘Before going there, I had an agreement with Manchester City but it didn’t work out and I got the chance to join Manchester United. It was something nice for me, as a kid I liked the club a lot.
‘I ended up signing without having a lot of information about what was happening with the move. During the first few days that I was with my new teammates, sometimes there are things that you do not realize until you arrive.
‘After the first training I had I realised many things. When I got home and I asked my family and my representative: “Can my contract be terminated and can I to return to Arsenal?”
‘They were laughing about it but I really felt there were some bad things going on at the club which I did not like.
‘We were not united as a team. The journalists would talk without knowing and I would get upset, even ex-players who did not know anything about how things were but they would blame me.
‘But as player you need the team to be united, to be a family, and we weren’t. And you could see it on the pitch, but because they had to blame someone they would always blame me.
‘Sometimes I wouldn’t even play or I would only play for 20 or 30 minutes but it would always be my fault.
‘Of course I know I could have played better and I didn’t, I got injured maybe because I wasn’t happy and it would affect the team, but according to them it was always my fault and I would feel bad. I wasn’t happy about the whole situation.’
Sanchez also recalled the time when he was left out of the squad by Mourinho and gave a special mention to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for allowing him to join Inter on loan last season.
‘There was a match against West Ham where I didn’t even get selected and that had never happened to me before, it made me really upset,’ said Sanchez.
‘I couldn’t understand how I had gone from being one of the best players in Premier League five months ago to not even playing.
‘After that, I got home, I was really upset and sad, and the next day I did a double training session. That’s how I am and I try to do my best and football is what I love.
‘The next season we got a new coach [Solskjaer], I spoke with him and I told him that I needed the opportunity to leave and Inter was as an option.