Forward Alexis Sanchez “does not be sorry for” signing up with Manchester United but says he did not get sufficient playing time to be a success.
The Chilean, 30, signed up with Inter Milan on a season-long loan handle August after 19 months at Old Trafford.
He was United’s highest earner on about ₤400,000 a week – however scored only 5 times in 45 games after joining from Arsenal in January 2018.
” I’m very happy I went to Manchester United,” Sanchez told BBC Sport.
” I have actually constantly said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England.
” When I went to Arsenal it was great – I mored than happy there – however United were growing at the time, they were purchasing gamers to win something.
” I wished to join them and win whatever. I do not be sorry for going there.”
Sanchez scored 80 goals in 166 matches for Toolbox after signing for ₤30 m from Barcelona in July 2014, and was chosen for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Players of the Year award in 2017.
Nevertheless, his departure for United accompanied a serious recession in form.
He scored simply 2 objectives in 27 appearances for the Premier League side last season, although he impressed during Chile’s run to the Copa America semi-finals this summertime, netting twice.
Sanchez began just 31 of 77 possible games for United and completed 13 of those.
” I believe that I enjoy when I play for my national group,” he said.
” I was pleased at Manchester United too, but I have actually always stated to my friends: I wish to play.
” If they would let me play I’ll do my best. In some cases I ‘d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game – and I didn’t know why.”
Prior to his move to Inter Milan, Sanchez was not included in pre-season matches and did not function in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s very first three league video games, with the club mentioning an injury picked up on worldwide duty.
Nevertheless, the Chilean stated he felt “ready to play” after the Copa America.
” I felt fine,” he said. “I think I did well in the Copa America.
” After that, it [not playing any pre-season games] depended on the coach to let me play. You need to ask him this question, not me.”