Sunday 20 October 2019

'I came here to win everything' - Alexis Sanchez opens up on why he chose Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his first Manchester United goal
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his first Manchester United goal
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Alexis Sanchez has hailed Manchester United as ‘the biggest club in England’ and claimed he left Arsenal as he wanted to win every trophy in the game at Old Trafford.

Sanchez has made limited comments to the media since his high profile move to United during last month’s transfer window and now he has sat down with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for an interview that will be broadcast on Sky Sports this Sunday.

The choice of Henry to conduct the interview was intriguing, as Sanchez hinted a conversation with the Arsenal legend was one of the reasons why he left Arsenal for United.

While both Henry and Sanchez later clarified that the conversation did not take place as it was reported, the duo appeared to be on cordial terms as Sanchez revealed why he turned down an offer from Manchester City to make the move to United.

“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,” he declared.

“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.

“I came here to win. I left Arsenal because I wanted to develop and learn as a player, and get to experience a new club.

“Manchester United are a huge club on the global stage. I came here to win everything. Otherwise I wouldn’t have come here.”

Sanchez is believed to have signed the most lucrative deal in Premier League history as he sealed a free transfer to United, with his first goal coming in last weekend’s game against Huddersfield at Old Trafford.

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