Sanchez: ‘I am motivated’ after first season Manchester United struggles

Alexis Sanchez has revealed that he is keen to crack on with the new Premier League season after struggling since moving to Old Trafford.

Sanchez was involved in the very high profile move from Arsenal to Manchester United back in January, a move which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction.

However, despite United seemingly getting the better end of the deal, the Chilean struggled to replicate the form which saw him score 30 goals in 51 appearances for the Gunners in 2016/17, only managing to score three goals in his 18 appearances in a Manchester  United shirt.

With Chile having missed out on a place in this summers World Cup, Sanchez has finally been able to enjoy a summer off, as well as participate in his first full pre-season in nearly a decade.

Now, with the new Premier League season just 48 hours away, the 29-year-old has admitted that he can’t wait to get going, and hopefully return to form.

“The truth is I’m very eager to get started with the new season, and I’m very motivated,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think when you go to a new club in the middle of a season it’s always hard.

“In the five or six months that I’ve been here, it was all about learning, new training methods, working with a new coach and getting to know my team-mates.

“I want to now show everyone what I know I can do and what I’m capable of and bring something to the team and performing for my team-mates.”

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