An interview in Chile was granted by Alexis Sanchez.
The 34-year-old striker referred to his decision to compete in Manchester United and not in Cityas well as in Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. In fact, Sanchez mentioned that he had the Catalan technician as his father, but the Portuguese coach beat him.
“I was going to go to City. I spoke to Guardiola every day, he said happy birthday to me. He was like my dad. He was like my dad at Barcelona, the same when he was at City.
We talked every day with Guardiola, he sent me messages. And everything was ready. There was one player who was going to Arsenal. Then Wenger told me I’m not leaving because the other player didn’t want to come and they didn’t have anyone else available to come.
Then the phone rang. Alexis, there’s the “7” jersey here for you. It wasn’t about money, as everyone thinks. It was with United and City. Mourinho told me here it is seven, we are playing in the Champions League and we will give everything. I wanted to leave at that moment, but I had Guardiola’s word.
Then I said to myself, Chilean footballer playing for Manchester United, which has never happened. With the seven of Cantona, Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and now a Chilean had it, it was a dream.”
Source: Sport Fm
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