Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez has officially explained why he joined the Old Trafford club in January. Speaking to Sky Sports, Sanchez outlined his reasons for signing with Manchester United. The Chilean also spoke about other topics.
Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez explains reason for joining Old Trafford club
Speaking with Thierry Henry, Sanchez stated he joined Manchester United to “win everything” possible. Sanchez specifically talked about the size of Manchester United and how impressed he was of the club once he arrived. Sanchez insinuated that the Old Trafford club is bigger than Arsenal during the interview.
“I think that Manchester United, since I was young – and I’m not just saying this because I’m here, I’m an honest guy and I never lie – I think it’s the biggest club in England. That’s what I think,” Sanchez said.
“There are lots of big clubs, and having played for Arsenal, they are also one of them. It’s a huge club and I was there.
“But coming here, looking at the badge, I think United have to win everything because it’s such a big club. The club crest says it all.”
Sanchez stated that Manchester United’s potential to win trophies is what led him to the club.
“I came here to win [things]. I left Arsenal because I wanted to develop and learn as a player, and get to experience a new club,” Sanchez stated.
“Manchester United are a huge club on the global stage. I came here to win everything. Otherwise I wouldn’t have come here.”
Sky Sports will air the full interview with Sanchez on Sunday during Manchester United’s match with Newcastle.
Sanchez has played three times for Manchester United since arriving. He has tallied a goal and an assist. In Sanchez’s time at Arsenal, the Chilean tallied 80 goals and 46 assists in 166 matches.
Manchester United will play Arsenal on April 28 at the Emirates Stadium. The Red Devils are currently 13 points behind rivals Manchester City.