Alexis Sanchez Man United Solskjaer
Alexis Sanchez Man United

Alexis Sanchez arrived at Man United last year from Arsenal in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and everyone was certain the South American would be an instant hit at the club.

But during the past season, the forward has struggled to cope up with life at the club and there had been numerous rumours regarding his exit this summer.

With the new season about the begin those rumours have fizzled out and it looks like Solskjaer is set to give the Chilean one more chance at the club.

While it remains to be seen whether Alexis Sanchez can redeem himself or his career this time around but speaking about the player’s past, former Arsenal and Man United man Robin Van Persie has revealed why the forward has failed to make an impact.

According to the Dutchman, Man United were in a far better state when he joined them under the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson.

“It’s a different time,” Van Persie told The Telegraph. 

“Over the past couple of years, a lot has changed. There are a lot of impressions from fans, from social media, he is constantly getting hit about his wages.

“It’s negative, so he starts negative, and maybe that is difficult.

“For him, it was difficult because he was coming into a defensive playing team. I came into a team with all the mature players there already: Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick.

“At Arsenal, I was one of the older ones, captain, and here I could just come in and have fun because the guys sorted all the other stuff beside it.

“Mentally, I was just having fun. I was happy, I was just enjoying it, really. I did not think about the consequences. I was not using social media back then, so I was not really bothered about what people said.

“When I went outside it was all positive so I was in my own little bubble of being happy.”

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