Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Alexis Sanchez failed to hit his peak at Old Trafford due to being unhappy.
Sanchez joined United in January 2018 in a swap deal that involved Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to Arsenal. Much was expected from the Chilean but he had a dismal return of just three goals in 32 Premier League appearances despite being paid a hefty salary of over £400,000-a-week.
In an interview with Daily Telegraph, Mourinho revealed why Sanchez failed at United, "Sanchez… I felt him [to be] not a happy man. And I think in every job you have when you are not happy it is not so easy to perform at every level. And maybe I am wrong. Maybe it was me who was not capable to get into him and to get the best out of him.
"As a manager sometimes you have the capacity to get the best out of the players and other times you are not successful in that approach. But the reality is that I always felt [of Sanchez], ‘a sad man’. So probably in Italy, he will recover this. I hope he can. I always wish well to every player."