Powerful Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has spoken on his moneyed exit from Arsenal to club rival, Manchester United.
Manchester United striker, Alexis Sanchez has revealed the real reasons he left Arsenal.
The Chilean international, who joined United yesterday, said he did not feel ‘loved and important’ in former club and believes it will not be the same in Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old, who has been handed the number 7 shirt at Old Trafford, indicated that ‘feeling important’ was part of his decision to leave the North London club.
The long-anticipated swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head in the opposite direction was completed on Monday, bringing to a conclusion one of the biggest transfer stories of the January window.
Sanchez told MUTV, “He indicated it is important for the club for me to be here,” he said, “I also believe that the club itself cared about me joining, and I got the impression that they were keen for me to come here and wear the number seven shirt.”
“I think that also gets through to the player. Players sometimes need to feel important and loved by the club. That was one of the things that attracted me to come here, along with the manager, who is a person who won everything in Italy, the same as he did in Spain, and he’s a manager who likes to win.”