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Sanchez apologises to Man United fans after poor season

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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.

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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 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."

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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. 💪🏽....

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Sanchez, 30, has played more than 700 games for club and country since making his senior debut as a teenager, raising suggestions that he has already peaked and may not recapture the outstanding form he showed at Barcelona and Arsenal.

He has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford already, and Juventus are reportedly ready to make a move for him this summer. Calciomercato reported last week that Sanchez's agent Fernando Felicevich has met with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici.