Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has revealed why he decided to leave Arsenal last month and move to Old Trafford.
He was heavily tipped to join United’s title rivals Manchester City, but they were forced to pull out after United revealed that they were willing to pay significantly more for his services.
Despite claims that he only moved to United for the money, Sanchez has declared Manchester United as the biggest club in England, and claimed that he wants to develop as a player.
In an interview with Gunners legend Thierry Henry on Sky Sports, Sanchez opened up on his decision to quit the Emirates. He said:
“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.
“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 [things]. 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 opened his goalscoring account for United in last weekend’s fixture against Huddersfield, and will be hoping to add to it in Sundays game against Newcastle United.