Jose Mourinho has revealed that Alexis Sanchez was not happy with his life during Manchester United stint.
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has finally spoken about Alexis Sanchez.
The Portuguese is currently without a job, searching for a new one after facing the sack by the Red Devils last December. The player he signed, Alexis Sanchez, has moved on loan to Inter Milan following a miserable one-and-a-half year spell at Old Trafford.
The former Barcelona forward refused to extend his contract with the Gunners and sealed a move to United in January 2018. Manchester United beat their arch-rivals Manchester City to his signature and made him the highest-paid player in the league.
The Chilean earned a massive £500,000 per week and struggled to do justice to that wages on the field. With subpar performances, Sanchez received scrutiny and eventually decided to leave the English side this summer. During his stay in Manchester, the forward had five assists and nine assists from 45 appearances – a tame record for one of the best player’s in the league.
Regardless of his high wages, Jose Mourinho felt Alexis Sanchez was not happy at Manchester United for some reason whatsoever.
“Sanchez… I felt him [to be] not a happy man. And I think in every job you have when you are not happy it is not so easy to perform at every level.” said Jose Mourinho.
The former United manager accepted the blame for the poor displays of Alexis Sanchez.
“And maybe I am wrong. Maybe it was me who was not capable to get into him and to get the best out of him. As a manager sometimes you have the capacity to get the best out of the players and other times you are not successful in that approach.”
The forward is currently with the Nerazzurri in a bid to get his career back on track. Forward Romelu Lukaku is also plying his trade with Inter Milan after a £72 million transfer.
“But the reality is that I always felt [of Sanchez], ‘a sad man’. So probably in Italy he will recover this. I hope he can. I always wish well to every player.”
“In terms of Lukaku the move looks more like player ambition, player desire to change, than [the notion] he didn’t deliver anything for the club.”
Manchester United have secured only five points from the opening four Premier League games. It looks a daunting task for the Red Devils to qualify for the Champions League, despite the acquisitions of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, and Daniel James in the summer window.