Alexis Sanchez says 'it wasn't the right time' for him or Romelu Lukaku to be at Man Utd

Alexis Sanchez feels the timing was wrong for him and Romelu Lukaku.

Alexis Sanchez believes the time was all wrong for him and Romelu Lukaku to be at Manchester United.

The duo were supposed to be the new all-star attack at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho but things never really got going.

Lukaku, who joined in July 2017 for £75m from Everton, did enjoy a decent first season, however.

The problem was that his best form came at the start of his time with United and slowly faded away; 27 goals in his debut season wasn't bad but he followed it up with just 15 in his second.

Sanchez was a different story, though, as he never got going at all, despite all the hype around his arrival in January 2018.

United beat Manchester City to his signing, of course, and paid him an enormous wage to do so but he never looked like clicking with the club.

Both left Old Trafford this summer for Internazionale - Lukaku permanently and Sanchez on loan.

And in an interview with ESPN, the two of them spoke of their time with United.

Sanchez feels that the failure was simply because they were there at the wrong time.

Lukaku and Sanchez left for Internazionale this summer.

"It wasn't the right time for us to be at Manchester," he told ESPN. "Too many changes. When you change that much, it's tough."

It's certainly true that United were going through plenty of changes at the time. An unbalanced squad that was aging in some parts - an overhaul was needed.

One problem, of course, is that the two of them were supposed to bring about that change but neither managed it.

Lukaku got two goals on his Inter debut.

Instead, United decided against even replacing the duo, sticking with what they had at the start of the summer going forward.

Lukaku, though, thinks that things were different for him specifically, claiming he was used as an excuse for failings at the club.

"Scapegoated," he said. "Meaning 'You. Are. The. Reason.'"

Safe to say he isn't looking back with too many fond memories.

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