Alexis Sanchez admits winning the Champions League remains a ‘dream’ although he sees no reason why he cannot achieve that objective with Manchester United.
The Chile international has never won Europe’s premier club competition, joining Barcelona the summer after they claimed the title in 2011, while he left the Camp Nou the year before their 2015 success.
The 30-year-old never got close to tasting European glory during his time with Arsenal, but he is hopeful of realising his dream with United. “The Champions League is a dream for any footballer,” Sanchez told the Sunday Mirror.
“I lived with that dream at Barcelona and saw what it was like. I hope I can win it one day and why not here?”
United will play host to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday and Sanchez knows they will have to be on top form to gain a positive result ahead of next month’s return fixture.
“We have got through the group stage and PSG is next. It’s a big test but it’s 180 minutes of football – anything can happen,” the forward added.
“United is a club with so much history and is capable of beating any rival. If we win at Old Trafford and we don’t concede, then I think we would be favourites for the second leg.”
The Red Devils will certainly head into the tie with plenty of confidence as they have won 10 of their 11 matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as interim manager in December.
Indeed, United are priced at 2.38 to establish a first-leg advantage on Tuesday, while PSG are available at 2.88 and the draw is on offer at 3.60.