Alexis Sanchez wanted to leave Manchester United at the end of his first training session Football News

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Sanchez, who dropped Jose Mourinho in September 2013: “I told myself it would not be possible to get away from one of the best players in the Premier League in five months’ time.”

Last updated: 04/09/20 8:11 AM

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Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has admitted he asked his agent if he could leave Manchester United and return to Arsenal at the end of his first training session.

Sanchez took to Instagram on Thursday night to hear the side of the story about his failed move from Arsenal to Old Trafford in 2018, which saw Heinrich Mokhtrian in the opposite direction.

Before moving to Inter, Chilean never found any real form in his two-year spell at United.

Sanchez initially agreed to join Manchester City, but his high wage demands pushed United’s closest rivals out of the race to sign him and left United clear to get their man.

However, the hasty nature of the move shocked Sanchez when he arrived at United, as he felt he did not know how to enter.

In a video posted on his Instagram, Sanchez said: “I accepted the opportunity to go to United, it seemed tempting to me and it was a good thing for me, I loved this club when I was younger. I finally signed but I didn’t. Don’t ask for information about what’s going on inside the club.

“Sometimes there are some things you don’t understand until you get there and remember my first training session, I understand a lot of things.

Sanchez endured a tough two-year match at Manchester

Sanchez endured a tough two-year match at Manchester

“I sat at home and at the end of the session I said to my family and my agent, ‘How can you not end the contract to return to Arsenal?’ They laughed and said, I told them something wasn’t right, so it didn’t feel good.

“But I’ve already signed, I’ve already been there. After the first few months I maintained the same feeling, we didn’t become one as a team at that moment.”

‘We weren’t really family’

Sanchez arrived at United in the January 2018 transfer window with big expectations on his shoulders, more so after becoming the club’s top-earner, and he feels he has become a scapegoat for the team’s failure.

Sanchez joined United from Arsenal in January 2018

Sanchez joined United from Arsenal in January 2018

“I’m telling you my experience, journalists sometimes talked without knowing the information and it hurt, they had no idea what was going on inside the club,” he added.

“They said it was my fault, and it was and it was, but sometimes a player environment, depending on the family that was built around it and I think we weren’t really a family at that moment.

“And it translated into the pitch and since there needed someone to blame, they blamed me.”

‘None of the best could go’

Sanchez arrived at the helm of United when Jose Mourinho and United believed in Chile’s first six months of international play, starting him in most matches.

Jose Mourinho was not in the squad for the Sanchez West Ham match

Jose Mourinho was not in the squad for the Sanchez West Ham match

However, in his first full season with United, Sanchez was ruled out of a Premier League match at West Ham for the first time in his career.

Sanchez could only lose 3-1 to United. Mourinho was finally fired a few months later in December.

“I remember a game against West Ham, I was not selected and it never happened in my career,” he added.

“It has changed a lot, it really bothered me and that day I told myself that it would not be possible to move away from one of the best players in the Premier League in five months.

“It bothered me a bit, I came home and I was so sorry for what happened, the next day I had a dual training session – like I’ve always been, I claim myself the best in my job, I love what I do. , I like football a lot.

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