Alexis Sanchez admits he was hoping for “more world-class players” to arrive at Manchester United as Jose Mourinho faces up to a frustrating deadline day.
When the Red Devils landed the Chile international in January, his arrival was considered to be quite the coup and a sign of things to come at Old Trafford.
United have, however, struggled to build on that deal, with Mourinho conceding that there may be no more additions on the final day of the summer window.
With only Diogo Dalot, Lee Grant and Fred acquired to this point, Sanchez has revealed that he was looking for more ambition to be shown in the transfer market.
He told ESPN Brasil: “I would have liked that they had signed many more world-class players.
“But it’s the club’s decision.”
While disappointed by a lack of movement, Sanchez is happy to have been joined by fellow South American Fred.
Sanchez added: “The truth is that [Fred] impressed me a lot in his first game.
It’s what the team lacked – someone who plays ‘jogo bonito’, as they say in Brazil. And Andreas Pereira too. I think they are two players who have quality and they could help me a lot.”
Sanchez is looking for somebody to provide him with greater ammunition during the 2018-19 campaign.