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Sanchez wanted to leave United after one training session

Alexis Sanchez wanted to go back to Arsenal after his first Manchester United training session.

The Chilean winger made the move to Old Trafford in January 2018 - as Henrikh Mkhitaryan went the other way - but after just five goals in 45 appearances in all competitions while on a £505,000-a-week deal, he was loaned to Inter Milan.

Now, the 31-year-old star told Pelotoros TV: "After the first training session I had at Manchester United I realised many things.

"And when I got back home I told my agent if I could cancel the contract and go back to Arsenal."

This summer, Sanchez made his Inter move a permanent one, but he has still only managed five goals in 30 games after previously scoring 80 in 166 for Arsenal.

After agreeing to stay in Italy, the player - who is thought to have received a £9 million payoff to get his huge wages off the books at United - said: "I'm really happy to be staying here with you, Inter fans. I've found a family here and the staff are great.

"It's a group where there's a real desire to win something big.

"People here want to fight together as a team to give the club the success it deserves."

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