Manchester United ended their season with a 2-0 defeat to Cardiff in Old Trafford in what was a disappointing end to a dire season for several players, including Alexis Sanchez.
One of their many under-performers was former Arsenal striker Sanchez. Signed in January 2018 by Jose Mourinho, Sanchez has endured an inconsistent spell with the club and has found himself well down the pecking order in recent weeks.
The Chilean penned a lengthy message for fans after Sunday's game, apologising for recent events.
Personally, I didn’t perform as much as I was expecting because of unpredictable injuries. Press and people were speculating of things that were not even true. I was always a professional in all aspects.
I apologise to the fans for not be able to achieve our goals...
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Fue una temporada muy complicada, pero ellos los fans, son los únicos que se merecen unas disculpas, te apoyan siempre a pesar de todo por este club. En lo personal, no jugué todo lo que esperaba, me lesioné de cosas que nunca me habían pasado. Hay cosas internas que la gente y periodistas hablan sin saber. Siempre fui profesional en todo sentido, ofrezco disculpas a los fans ?? por no estar peleando cosas importantes, siendo que somos el Manchester United. Jugadores y Staff saquemos conclusión, si hicimos lo correcto y entregamos lo mejor de cada uno por esta camiseta... Estoy seguro que el Manchester United, volverá a ser el club, que algún día fue, con el señor Alex Ferguson. ⬇️ ?? It was a very tough season...the fan are the ones who deserve an apology as they always support you no matter what happens. Personally, I didn’t perform as much as I was expecting because of unpredictable injuries. Press and people were speculating of things that were not even true. I was always a professional in all aspects. I apologise to the fans ? for not be able to achieve our goals,Nevertheless we are Manchester United! Players and Staff are questioning if we were doing the right thing and if we were giving our best for this football shirt ... I'm certain that Manchester United one day will return to be the club, as it was in the old days with Mr. Alex Ferguson. ??....
He went on to promise "Manchester United one day will return".
Alexis Sanchez's arrival had a remarkable impact on the club's dressing room. It reportedly prompted David De Gea to demand an increase in salary which has yet to be resolved, while Ander Herrera also responded by seeking an increased salary which was not met. It has since been confirmed he will leave the club this summer.
For Sanchez and the club, a welcomed break looms but there is an uncertain future ahead.