Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has taken to social media to apologise for his below-par performances this season.
Sanchez, who admitted the whole team struggled under former boss Jose Mourinho, also found himself on the fringes of the team after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as caretaker in December, then permanent manager in March.
The Chile international scored just one goal in 20 Premier League games (11 of which came off the bench) this season, after arriving in a swap deal with Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan last summer. He was handed a reported £400,000-a-week contract which has allegedly caused issues in the United dressing room as the team finished sixth and out of contention for a place in the Champions League.
“It was a very tough season,” he wrote. “The fans 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 being able to achieve our goals. Nevertheless we are Manchester United!”