Alexis Sanchez made it to Manchester United after being one of the world’s most disruptive strikers, but he wasn’t able to replicate his success from his tenure at North London.
Now, he’s one of Internazionale’s biggest reinforcements of the decade, as the 30-year-old was pushing for a move back to the Italian Serie A, where he completely dominated at Udinese.
Alexis wasn’t a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s going forward, and while he admitted that he enjoyed his time at Manchester United, he also opened up about his frustrations when talking about his stint at Old Trafford.
“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. 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,” the Chilean forward told the BBC.
Sanchez tried not to bash Solskjaer’s tactics or lineups but acknowledged the fact that he was very frustrated because of the miscommunication and lack of playing time during his time with the Red Devils:
“I think that I’m happy when I play for my national team. 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,” he added.
Sanchez still has a lot left in the tank and is set to join his teammate Romelu Lukaku up front for Antonio Conte’s team, with Inter trying to go back to the top of Europe following some disappointing seasons.
As for United, the Red Devils have struggled to find a new prolific scorer and are now trusting the young players to step up and take them back to the top-4.