Sanchez admits he has struggled to adapt to life at Old Trafford

Manchester United attacker Alexis Sanchez has admitted he has struggled under the weight of expectation since moving to Old Trafford from Arsenal.

The Chile international joined the Red Devils in January in a deal worth a reported £500,000 per week, although the vast majority of his performances for his new club have been far below the world class level Premier League fans grew accustomed to seeing him produce while at the Emirates.

Sanchez has revealed that he has found it difficult to settle at a club as big as United, but he is hoping to enjoy a lot of success next season.

“It is very different here,” Sanchez told MUTV.

“I think United is a club with more history and we want to win trophies next year.

“We need to keep progressing; United is a big club, to which I am still adapting, and I am looking forward to giving everything I’ve got next year and aiming to win everything there is to win.”

The 29-year-old did finally remind Man United fans why Jose Mourinho was so eager to bring him to Old Trafford, when he put in a man of the match display during his sides 2-1 FA Cup semi-final against Spurs at Wembley last weekend.

Speaking after the game Sanchez revealed how happy he was with his performance and reaching the final against Chelsea next month.

“We are very happy to have reached the final. I think Saturday’s match was the most perfect one since I joined United, and that makes me very happy for what lies ahead.” he said.

Sanchez will face his former club Arsenal and their soon to be departing boss Arsene Wenger this weekend when the Gunners travel to Old Trafford in the Premier League.

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