Alexis: How United is different to Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez is upbeat and motivated as he prepares for a likely reunion with his former club when Manchester United host Arsenal on Sunday.
Our no.7 enjoyed what he described as the most
“perfect” of his 14 appearances so far, during Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham Hotspur.
The Chilean’s Man-of-the-Match display illustrated his growing assimilation to the Reds after January’s move from the Gunners, though he admits he’s still adapting to the contrasts between the clubs.
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“It is very different here,” Alexis told MUTV.
“I think United is a club with more history and we want to win trophies next year.
“We need to keep progressing; United is a big club, to which I am still adapting, and I am looking forward to giving everything I’ve got next year and aiming to win everything there is to win.”
Jose Mourinho has stated that we won’t see the best of Alexis until next season and the powerful forward’s tireless performance at Wembley was perhaps another indication of what we can expect in the months to come.
The 29-year-old will no doubt be looking forward to next month’s return to the national stadium for the cup final against Chelsea, after netting his eighth goal in as many games there to help defeat Spurs.
“The truth is that I score every time I play at Wembley!” he added.
“I have won several trophies there with my national team and with Arsenal. With Chile, I also scored two goals and that means a lot to me. Wembley brings me good luck.
“We are very happy to have reached the final. I think Saturday’s match was the most perfect one since I joined United, and that makes me very happy for what lies ahead.