Alexis Sanchez names the three reasons why he quit Arsenal for Man United

Alexis Sanchez lifts the lid on his decision to sign for Manchester United from Arsenal in the January transfer window

alexis sanchez
New Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez Photo: MUTV

Alexis Sanchez has lifted the lid on his decision to quit Arsenal to sign for Manchester United in the January transfer window.

The Chile international completed his headline-grabbing transfer to the Old Trafford club last month after weeks of speculation linking him with a move away from The Emirates.

Sanchez ended up signing for Manchester United as part of the same deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head to Arsenal.

The 29-year-old opened his goal-scoring account for his new club last weekend when he scored from the penalty spot in his side’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.

Sanchez will be hoping to find the net for the Red Devils when Manchester United travel to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

And the Chilean has now lifted the lid on his decision to sign for the Red Devils from Arsenal last month.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Sanchez said: “I came here to win [things]. I left Arsenal because I wanted to develop and learn as a player, and get to experience a new club.

“Manchester United are a huge club on the global stage. I came here to win everything. Otherwise I wouldn’t have come here.”

Manchester United are currently in second place in the Premier League table and 13 points behind leaders Manchester City as they look to try and get as close to their bitter local rivals in the table as possible.

The Red Devils will take on Spanish side Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League later this month.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp makes admission about Arsenal ahead of Liverpool FC clash
Mikel Arteta
Robert Huth predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea FC will finish this season
Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas reveals what he thinks of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra reveals his prediction for Man City v Man United
Paul Merson
Paul Merson explains his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp makes admission about Arsenal ahead of Liverpool FC clash
Mikel Arteta
Robert Huth predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea FC will finish this season
Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas reveals what he thinks of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra reveals his prediction for Man City v Man United
Paul Merson
Paul Merson explains his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature