Alexis Sanchez says he has no regrets over his ill-fated move to Manchester United.
The Chile international joined Inter Milan earlier this week after enduring a disappointing spell at Old Trafford, the 30-year-old scoring just three Premier League goals since his high-profile move from Arsenal in January 2018.
The forward failed to rediscover his best form at the club and was deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but despite his struggles, Sanchez says he has no regrets about making the move, though his £500,000-a-week wages probably helped.
“I’m very happy I went to Manchester United,” Sanchez told BBC Sport.
“I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England.
“When I went to Arsenal it was fantastic – I was happy there – but United were growing at the time, they were buying players to win something.
“I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there.”
Sanchez’s struggles saw him play the 90 minutes just 13 times in 77 appearances for Manchester United, though he impressed during this summer’s Copa America with Chile.
The former Barcelona star has now joined up with the national team for fixtures against Argentina and Honduras, and suggested that his lack of game time was a factor in his poor form.
“I think that I’m happy when I play for my national team,” he said.
“I was happy at Manchester United too, but I’ve always said to my friends: I want to play.
“If they would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game – and I didn’t know why.”