Alexis Sanchez opens up about difficult Man United transfer from Arsenal

The Manchester United signing has struggled with switching clubs in January for the first time in his career

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard Photo: Jesse Lingard / Snapchat

Alexis Sanchez has conceded that he is still adapting to his January switch to Manchester United from Arsenal.

The Chile international completed a move to the Red Devils as part of a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryain join the Gunners in the January transfer window.

Sanchez put pen to paper on a contract reported to be worth an eye-watering £350,000 a week to make the South American the best paid player at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old’s lucrative transfer was the first time that the Chile star had changed clubs in the middle of a season.

Sanchez has only managed to score one goal in 11 appearances in all competitions since his move to the 20-time English champions.

The Manchester United signing opened his account for the Red Devils in a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford back in February.

However, Sanchez has admitted that he has found it difficult to swap clubs in January for the first time.

“The change of club was something that was very abrupt – it was the first time I’ve changed clubs in January – but many things have happened in my life that are difficult,” Sanchez is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Sanchez moved to Arsenal from FC Barcelona in the 2014 summer transfer window.

The Chilean forward won two FA Cup in three and a half seasons at Arsenal before his move to Manchester United.

The Red Devils will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Laver Cup 2018
The Sport Review
Laver Cup 2018: Federer, Djokovic and fellow top-10s relish European defence – ‘We’re ready!’
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Rio Ferdinand reacts to Paul Pogba’s goal in Man United’s 3-0 win at Young Boys
The Sport Review
Garth Crooks predicts where Liverpool FC are going to finish
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker raves about Liverpool FC star after 3-2 win over PSG