Manchester United new signing Alexis Sanchez says he left Arsenal because he could not turn down the chance of playing under Jose Mourinho.
The 29-year-old, who will be paid £500,000 weekly, joined the Old Trafford side on Monday.
And speaking after his unveiling, the Chilean said he was thrilled to join the “biggest club in the world”, while thanking Arsenal fans.
“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans,” the former Barcelona man said.
“The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down. I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”