Chile international and Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has described his new Club as the “the biggest club in England”, as he continues to take a sly dig at Arsenal, according to reports.
Sanchez refused to sign contract extension deals offered to him by Arsenal as they failed to match his ambition of winning a trophy. He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City but the Chile star knew he would get a regular starting berth under Jose Mourinho and so, he opted to join the Red Devils.
Arsenal did not allow the player go without signing ‘Man United flop’ Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal. Sanchez has already hit the ground running at the Theatre of Dreams and he claims that he left the Gunners in a bid to win trophies.
“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 Gunners legend Thierry Henry on 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. I left Arsenal because I wanted to develop and learn as 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.”
No doubt Man United are a bigger Club than Arsenal but Sanchez won two FA Cups with Arsenal but he seem to have set his sight on the Premier and Champions League, a feat he can achieve under Jose Mourinho.