Published: Saturday 31 August 2019, 10:43
Pep Guardiola supported Alexis Sanchez to revive his Italian career after being loaned by Manchester United The Chilean international played in Etihad Stadium, but after contracting United City, watched as Sanchez suffered a frustrating defeat at Old Trafford, with the once-prolific striker scoring just five goals in 45 games and frequently relegating to the bench.
] "Of course I have a special liking for him as a player, but especially as a human," said Guardiola, who worked at Sanchez in Barca ( where he apparently had to contend ). "He's an incredible, modest guy and a fighter."
"Now he decides to move to Italy with one of the biggest teams in Europe, with an incredible manager in Antonio Conte, and I'm pretty sure that they are gonna do well.
Guardiola said he had never considered how things would have changed if Sanchez had joined City instead, but said his failure at United was not his own fault.
"Footballer Do not rely on one player," he said. "They judge it a failure for only Alexis, but there are many reasons."
"A player could come with me and not play a minute, it's not for him. But the quality is there, it is always there.
"You do not play alone, it's not tennis, it's not golf. You play with 1