Sanchez admits Manchester United difficulty

FA Cup By: Linus Onyeze | 22/04/2018

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Alexis Sanchez has admitted it has been a tough task to adapt at Manchester United following his January transfer from Arsenal.

The Chilean has hardly impressed since his move to Old Trafford but was man-of-the-match and scored a goal as United came from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final and the former Barcelona man has revealed how difficult it has been for him to adapt.

“In truth it’s been very hard for me, coming to a big club, it changed everything. So today I’m really happy, for the team, the goal and for the attitude we showed throughout the game,” the Chilean told reporters after the game.

“It was a great pass from Paul Pogba, and when the ball was in the air I wanted to hit it to the near post but then I saw the goalkeeper go the other way so I changed to the far post to catch him off balance.”

Sanchez also paid tribute to United manager Jose Mourinho’s drive for success, adding that he hopes to be a part of a title push next season under the Portuguese.

“He is a coach that demands a lot, and when we lose he gets very angry. We need those kinds of demands to get the best out of us. He asks me to play a free role, to enjoy myself, to attack, defend, to do everything!

“What can we take from this season? It’s been difficult, I think next year we have to go for it. It was a tough change for me. The coach told me to speak with him as he’s not used to bringing in players in January. It has been demanding but we hope to win the final.

“United are special because of their history, they have so much history on a world level. You guys can see that when you come to the stadium. The fans too, I have come here and I want to win everything next year with this team and with the coach.”