Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez has called out his parent club for failing to play him regularly throughout his time at Old Trafford.
The Chile international will spend this season on loan at Inter Milan having managed to leave the Premier League giants after 18 months of misery.
Sanchez scored just five goals for Manchester United throughout his time at the club and is regarded as one of their worst-ever signings.
Yet the 30-year-old has criticised the Red Devils for failing to play him on a regular basis.
“I think that I’m happy when I play for my national team,” he told BBC Sport.
“I was happy at Manchester United too, but I’ve always said to my friends: I want to play.
“If they would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game – and I didn’t know why.”
Sanchez did not feature for United this season before his loan move to Inter.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believed the Chile international needed to work on his fitness but, now, the former Arsenal star has set the record straight.
“I felt fine,” he said. “I think I did well in the Copa America.
“After that, it [not playing any pre-season games] depended on the coach to let me play. You need to ask him this question, not me.”
Despite his struggles at United, though, the forward does not regret making the move to Manchester.
“I’m very happy I went to Manchester United,” Sanchez added.
“I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England.
“When I went to Arsenal it was fantastic – I was happy there – but United were growing at the time, they were buying players to win something.
“I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there.”
United’s decision to offload Sanchez has been viewed as a gamble by some.
But Solskjaer is banking on Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to provide goals for his side this term.
He is, though, frustrated with Martial and Rashford for failing to finish off their chances during recent Premier League matches.