Alexis Sanchez reveals why he quit Arsenal for Manchester United in first interview since transfer

Manchester United announced on Monday evening that the swap deal with Arsenal had been completed

Luke Brown@lukedbrown
Monday 22 January 2018 19:59
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Alexis Sanchez posts emotional Arsenal tribute as move to Manchester United is confirmed

Alexis Sanchez has revealed the opportunity “to work with Jose Mourinho” was one of the driving factors in his decision to leave Arsenal for Manchester United.

United announced on Monday evening that they had signed Sanchez from Arsenal in a swap deal with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Sanchez has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the club, while Arsenal announced that Mkhitaryan had joined the club “on a long-term deal”.

In his first interview as a Manchester United player, Sanchez said he was “thrilled” to move to Old Trafford and spoke of his delight at linking up with Mourinho.

“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” he told the club’s official website.

“I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans.

“The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.

“I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”

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