“I want to try and keep improving”: £14m-a-year superstar wants to win trophies at Manchester United

Since Alexis Sanchez’s arrival at Old Trafford, things have been anything but smooth sailing for him. The £14m-a-year Chilean attacker was heavily linked with our arch-rivals Manchester City in the January window but he eventually moved to the red side of Manchester.

Despite arriving amidst a lot of expectations, Sanchez has failed to live up to his potential. Although Jose Mourinho allotted him his favoured left-wing role, the former Arsenal star has done the bare minimum to survive so far despite pocketing hefty wages every week.

To make matters worse, United also failed to win the FA Cup and have finished the season without a trophy. Considering how quickly Sanchez jumped ship, it does paint a worrisome picture for us, especially with the summer transfer window in full swing.

However, as per a report from Daily Express, it seems like Sanchez is happy with life at United.

“I believe that United really are a very big club on a worldwide scale and even more so in England, where they are the biggest,” said Sanchez.

“They always want to win and to be fighting on all fronts, and that’s the reason I wanted to come here.

“Manchester United are a massive club, which always aspires to win big trophies and that is what I’m trying to help make happen.

“I want to try and keep improving so we can see the club winning trophies.”

It is great to see Sanchez being optimistic about the future but even the most die-hard fans will admit that we endured a terrible season. Our exploits in the Premier League were nervy whereas our performances in Europe were shambolic, to say the least.

There are a lot of areas we need to improve in and as per Daily Express, Sanchez agrees with it. He admitted that changes are required and also revealed that he found it a tad bit tough to adjust to the style of play while getting to know his new teammates.

He also called for United to be strong in the big games as well as the not-so-big ones after we lost to all three newly-promoted sides last term.

It remains to be seen how things fare next season but for now, it is a relief to learn of Sanchez’s commitment to us for the time being.

  • Derek Hatterskey

    Improve at his age, he should be the finished article by now if not he never will be. He has been a brilliant buy for United, or should that be Disunited since he has been there. Improved his bank balance, played like a headless chicken, disrupted the harmony of the younger players, never seems to be criticised for his displays whilst other suffer abuse, longer serving players asking for pay parity. Yes Mourinho really knew what he was doing with Sanchez. I wish the Board would take notice.