Alexis Sanchez officially signs for Manchester United


Alexis Sanchez has finally completed his stunning move to Manchester United. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has left the Old Trafford outfit for Arsenal which was a part of a swap deal. Sanchez spotted at Carrington, Old Trafford, and his hotel on a busy Monday.

Playing the piano in his new kit and standing on the pitch at Old Trafford breathing into the cold air, and a 36-second clip released by the club on social media are some of the excited ways in which Alexis Sanchez was unveiled as a Manchester United player in bizarre fashion on Monday night.

Alexis Sanchez to Man United

Alexis Sanchez officially signs for Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez officially signs for Manchester United

Over a four-and-a-half-year contract, Sanchez will earn £350,000 a week at United, which rising high to £600,000 including image rights and bonuses.

With the Chilean criticised former Arsenal players for criticising him in the press, Ian Wright also SLAMS Arsenal board after the transfer is confirmed.

Ian Wright used Instagram to take a swipe at superiors in charge upstairs at Arsenal and he also wished the former Arsenal forward well, by writing- “Gotta blame the board. Good luck @alexis_officia1 you gave everything for us.”

ALEXIS SANCHEZ has shaken up plenty of defenses over the years.

This transfer of Sanchez from Arsenal to United has some similarities with Carlos Tevez joining Manchester City from the Manchester United in 2009 which prompted Man City to put advertising hoardings in Manchester welcoming the player to the city. Another example is Robin van Persie’s 2012 move from Emirates Stadium to United, where City were again an interested party.

 Alexis Sanchez officially signs for Manchester United | Ways the Sanchez can fit in United

Alexis Sanchez officially signs for Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez officially signs for Manchester United

Manchester United have got a player who can play in four positions. Sanchez is so versatile that he can play left, right or down the middle as center-forward, or as a number 10.

So his position might depend on the form of their other forward players, and also what Mourinho wants to do in certain games because we know he likes to tinker with his team.

Jose Mourinho looking forward a strong United’s team with Alexis joining United and said: “Alexis is one of the best-attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players.

He will bring his ambition, drive, and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige.

While for Henrikh Mkhitaryan who was the other part of the deal Mourinho said: “I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going to get. He is a player that we will not forget, especially for his contribution to our Europa League victory.”


Sanchez referred to United as the ‘biggest club in the world’ in an interview.

Alexis Sanchez said: “I am happy to be joining the biggest club in the world. I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans. The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.

I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”

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