Sanchez reveals how Wenger tried to stop his Man United move


Alexis Sanchez has talked about how Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, relatively hindered his turn to Manchester United in January.

The 29-year-old has lost possession 247 times since he joined United; the next highest is Ashley Young, who has given the ball up 143 times in the same span.

He has two assists to his name, both in the FA Cup, setting up goals for Ander Herrera against Yeovil on his debut and Romelu Lukaku in the next round against the Terriers, and has been substituted in half of his games to date.

Fast forward nearly two months, though, and results have been mixed to say the least.

Speaking recently to Chilean media, Sanchez opened up for the first time on his Arsenal exit and how the club and Wenger tried in vain to keep him at the Emirates.

"If you're a top player and you've got a choice of Manchester United or Manchester City, you would think a top player would pick Manchester City wouldn't you".

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His move to United made him the first Chilean player in football history to play for Manchester United.

'I wanted to continue growing as a player, more so as a Chilean, because it's hard to get to Man United.

Sanchez added: "He told me, 'I want you to sign here because you are the best player in the team".

"Arsene Wenger was very kind to me, he wouldn't let me leave".

Things have not exactly gone to plan on the pitch for Sanchez since moving to Old Trafford, he has scored just once in ten appearances, and seems to be struggling to find his role in Jose Mourinho's team.

There is certainly some substance in Nicholas' words, Sanchez having disappointed at Old Trafford thus far.