Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez: I wanted to return to Arsenal after my first training session with Manchester United

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Former Manchester United forward, Alexis Sanchez revealed he wanted to quit manchester united after his first training session with the club and return to Arsenal.

The Chile international joined the red devils from rival Arsenal in January  2018 in a deal that saw the former Barcelona winger pocket £500,000-a-week but his dream move to his favourite became a nightmare for the as he made just 21 starts across his first two full seasons at Old Trafford, having arrived in his pomp from north London.

He scored just five goals in 45 appearances in total before sealing a season-long loan move to Inter Milan for the 2019-20 campaign – a transfer which he eventually made permanent earlier this summer.

Alexis Sanchez revealed in an Instagram video, “I got the opportunity to go to United and it seemed tempting to me. It was something nice for me because when I was a kid I liked that club a lot.

“I ended up signing without much information about what was happening in the move. The first days that I was with my colleagues, sometimes there are things that you do not realise until you arrive.

“The first training I had I realised many things. I got home and I told my representative: ‘Can’t the contract be terminated to return to Arsenal?’

“They start laughing and I told them that something did not sit right with me. It had already been signed.”

Sanchez recalled a match against West Ham in September 2018 when Jose Mourinho opted to leave him out of the matchday squad entirely.

He said: “In a game with West Ham I wasn’t picked. That had never happened to me as a player. It bothered me and I said it couldn’t be possible.

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“To go from being one of the best in the Premier League to not playing in five months. I came to my house and I was very sad. The next day I trained in a double shift because I love what I do.”

He added: “I told him (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) that I needed to take a breather, and the opportunity to go to Inter. He told me that yes, there was no problem.

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