During the January transfer window, Manchester United sent shockwaves across the footballing world as they signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The Chile international has been up there amongst the best players in the country ever since his arrival in the Premier League from FC Barcelona, and getting to watch his talents at Old Trafford is something we should cherish.
Now, Sanchez has been speaking to the media and he explained his decision to make his move to the Theatre of Dreams, and it makes excellent reading for us Red Devils fans.
“I think that Manchester United, since I was young – and I’m not just saying this because I’m here, I’m an honest guy and I never lie – I think it’s the biggest club in England. That’s what I think.” Sanchez told Sky Sports.
“There are lots of big clubs, and having played for Arsenal, they are also one of them. It’s a huge club and I was there.
But coming here, looking at the badge, I think United have to win everything because it’s such a big club. The club crest says it all.”
“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.”
To hear this is just brilliant. I already get the impression that Sanchez absolutely loves this club and he’ll do everything in his power to deliver major silverware to Old Trafford. He’s a sensational player who’ll make any team better, and to call him one of our own is brilliant.
At 29, he claims that he still wants to learn and grow as a footballer, which is testament to the fantastic attitude he has both on and off the field.
Already I’ve watched Sanchez and been mightily impressed. In two of his three games as a Red Devil he’s been kicked off the park for 90 minutes but just got back up and gotten on with it. These are the sort of figures that we need at our club, and I fully expect him to get even better before the season is out.