Alexis Sanchez has opened up about his move to Manchester United and lifted the lid on life under ex-manager, José Mourinho.
Sanchez joined United in dramatic fashion in 2018, from league rivals Arsenal in a deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way.
The Chilean has since opened up about his time under former manager, José Mourinho and pinpointed the reasons behind his on field inconsistencies.
Sanchez told BBC Sport, as quoted by The Mirror: “Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world […] how he studies videos and the way he goes about things.”
Sanchez went onto say: “But then within the group there was a feeling that you were in the team, then you were out. Sometimes I didn’t play, then I did, then I didn’t and as a player, you lose confidence. Each player lost their confidence. Do you understand? An atmosphere was created that wasn’t healthy.”
Sanchez started just nine games in the 2018/19 season scoring only once in a 3-1 FA Cup win against former club.
The 31-year-old continued by saying: “Sometimes I’m playing well and score a goal and he [Mourinho] took me off and I’d say ‘I love football. I love football.’ I have played Football since I was five and if I have the ball taken away from me it’s as if I lose my joy. I’m like that.”
Sanchez’s series of lacklustre performances under The Special One saw him eventually loaned out to Italian sleeping giants, Inter Milan, at the start of the 2019/20 season.
Now under current boss, Ole Gunner Solksjaer, Sanchez will be looking to return to the Reds in time for the start of next season, hoping to not only recapture his form of old but also save his desperately declining career.
Or will we find a buyer?