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The Alexis Saga- What does Sanchez bring to The Red Devils?

The Alexis Sanchez saga has finally come to an end, as Manchester United have, quite brilliantly, announced the signing of the Arsenal Forward in a straight swap deal which sees Henrikh Mkhitaryan going in the other direction.


Once destined to sign for Manchester City, Sanchez is probably the steal of the decade. A world class attacker, who proved his talent in the La Liga before lightening up the Premier League, Sanchez is a world class signing.

He is a technically gifted player with a lot of pace and energy and is one of the most versatile players in Europe and a deadly finisher. His work-rate and set piece abilities make him a valuable asset to Man Utd. He can also play anywhere along the attacking line. Though Wenger usually played him on the left-wing and sometimes as a striker, Mourinho might use him in a more central role and also on the right-wing.

Manchester City were once thought to be on the brink of signing him, but Man Utd stunned the football world with a late and irresistible offer to both the player and the club. They offered a straight swap deal, which will allow Arsenal to sign Utd’s star, but out-of-form, playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan. This deal was a win-win situation for both the clubs and the players.

The Man Utd fans had to wait quite a while for the official announcement from the club, but their wait was absolutely worth it, as Man Utd announced the signing through an amazing video:

Alexis Sanchez will wear the prestigious No. 7 on his back. It is not just a number for the Red Devils, it’s a symbol of Excellence, Brilliance, Legends. Previously donned by some of the best players ever in the history of football : George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, this jersey is a special one and the fans will hope that Sanchez does some justice to it, after some recent failures: Angel di Maria, Memphis Depay and Michael Owen.

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It’s just a matter of time now that the Theater of Dreams has a new hero.

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