By James, Michael Igiri
-Admits he was ‘hesitant’ to leave for international duty
Struggling forward Manchester forward, Alexis Sanchez has admitted he expected “something better”
after joining Manchester United.
Speaking from Sweden, where the Chilean national team is currently based ahead of their weekend
friendly, the 29-year- old said: “As I am self-demanding, I expected something better
“After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly. I even hesitated to come
here [to Sweden, with the national team].
“I had asked permission to miss these games, but then I thought better and spoke with Claudio
[Bravo] and told him that we should all be united.
“The change of club was something that was very abrupt – it was the first time I’ve changed clubs in
January – but many things have happened in my life that are difficult.”
It would be recalled the striker swapped Arsenal for Old Trafford in January, but has scored just one
goal in 10 games since he joined the Red Devils, and this has prompted fans who now generally see
him as a flop in his first few games.
His poor form was brought to the fore last weekend when Sanchez was dropped to the bench for
United’s FA Cup win against Brighton.
The Chilean superstar is earning £505k-a- week wages at Old Trafford but has failed to make an
impact on the field.
A club source is reported as saying: “He looks like someone who doesn’t want to be here.
“The whole thing doesn’t seem right and he looks like a lost boy. It was the same with Di Maria.”