A move to the Red Devils was made as Sanchez ran down his contract at Arsenal, and the highly-rated forward admits that the Gunners did all they could to keep him before reluctantly sanctioning a switch.
Sanchez disappointed as Man United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old has lost possession 247 times since he joined United; the next highest is Ashley Young, who has given the ball up 143 times in the same span. "We will have to try and win as many trophies as we can". Two months ago, he was desperate for Sanchez to stay.
"Arsene Wenger was extremely kind to me, he wouldn't give me a chance to take off".
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Despite signing big-money players such as Nemanja Matic and Lukaku, as well as obtaining Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, United's season has been fairly disappointing; they crashed out of the Champions League last-16 to Sevilla and now sit 16 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
And now the Belgian striker has offered words of comfort to Sanchez, pointing to his own difficulties at Old Trafford as inspiration for his team-mate to turn his form around. No Chilean has ever played here. He told me 'I want you to sign here because you're the best player in the team'. "We remained on great terms, he complimented me and there were no issues", he told CHV.
"I wanted to continue growing as a player, more so as a Chilean, because it's hard to get to Manchester United".
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