Alexis Sanchez has conceded that his early form for new club Manchester United has not been good enough.
The Chilean completed a move to Old Trafford from Arsenal in January and while big things were expected of him, the former Barcelona man has scored just one goal (a rebounded penalty against Huddersfield) and has generally looked out of sorts as he struggles to adapt to his new surroundings.
Speaking to Chilean media this week while on international duty, Sanchez puts his slump in form down to the abrupt move from one club environment to another, which he says was particularly draining for him.
Indeed, he almost decided not go on away with the Chile squad this week in order to get his head and body right for Man United’s Premier League and FA Cup run-in:
“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.
“As I am self-demanding, I expected something better. After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly. I even hesitated to come here [to Sweden].”
via Sky Sports
Sanchez was unable to prevent Man United’s exit from the Champions League against Sevilla last week, but will be hoping to help Jose Mourinho’s side win the FA Cup to avoid ending the season empty-handed.