Jose Mourinho believes Alexis Sanchez’s inherrant sadness meant he was always destined to be a failure at Manchester United.
Much was expected of the Chile forward after he arrived at Old Tafford after his exit from Arsenal but he failed to perform anywhere near his best form.
Both Mourinho and his successor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, failed to bring out the sort of performances which marked Sanchez out as one of the League’s most feared attackers.
The 30-year-old joined Inter Milan on loan earlier this month and this week claimed that too much chopping and changing was the major reason behind a return of just three goals in 32 Premier League game.
However, Jose Mourinho had a different take, telling the Daily Telegraph: ‘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.’