Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez says he “would like to have brought more joy to the club” and “worries” because people have not seen the best of him yet.
In a wide-raging interview alongside team-mate Ander Herrera with the BBC, the Chilean also discusses the “unhealthy atmosphere” at Old Trafford under former manager Jose Mourinho.
Herrera backs Sanchez to be “important” for the club and says interim United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has “brought the smiles”.
“The referee’s assistant, when we had a counter-attack, came flying down the line, and I had my foot there and he crashed into me. Bang.
“And I went back to the dugout and I said to [reserve goalkeeper] Sergio Romero: ‘I’ve just been whacked and I’m about to go on’.
“I’ve got bruising but that’s not an excuse for not being on my game in the way that I normally am.”
Sanchez has started just three games under Solskjaer, with Frenchman Anthony Martial, 23, preferred on the wing instead.