Chile international Alexis Sanchez has said that he does not regret the decision to join Manchester United in the winter of 2018. The attacker made the move to the Red Devils from Arsenal amid much fanfare and there was the anticipation that he could transform the fortunes of the club and lead them to the Premier League title.
However, that has certainly not happened with just five goals resulting from 45 appearances and he has recently made the move to Inter Milan on loan in the quest for regular first-team football. Speaking to BBC Sport, Sanchez said that he enjoyed his time with the Gunners but he made the move to the Red Devils in order to win everything. He added that he has no regrets over the failure to do so.
He told: “I’m very happy I went to Manchester United. 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.”
With the move to Inter, Sanchez has been reunited with close friend Romelu Lukaku, who made the permanent switch away from the Red Devils before the Premier League transfer deadline. Unlike Sanchez, Lukaku had good success with the Mancunian giants with more than 40 goals over the past two seasons but he happened to struggle for a starting role under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who tended to prefer a more mobile Marcus Rashford upfront.
Sanchez has yet to make an appearance on the field this term after recovering from a hamstring problem. He made the substitutes’ bench during Inter Milan’s away trip to Cagliari but manager Antonio Conte decided against offering him with some gametime. That should, however, change after the international break where Sanchez could come up against former club Udinese.