Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United plan to play Arsenal star with Anthony Martial

Chelsea West
January 25, 2018

Mourinho, speaking after United's 1-0 win at Burnley, said he expected the 29-year-old two-time Copa America victor to complete the move.

Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez has arrived arrived at Carrington to undergo his medical ahead of his move to Manchester United.

Earlier Sunday, Sanchez posted a video on Instagram showing him walking across an airstrip towards a private jet.

Heading into the January transfer window, Manchester City were thought to be favorites to sign Sanchez, whose contract with Arsenal is set to expire in the summer, but United turned the Chilean's head with the size of their contract offer.

Sanchez's move is not expected to be officially announced until Monday, with the complications that have delayed the deal for almost a week were down to the complications of the swap, as well as Mkhitaryan's demands.

"I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going to get".

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"The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down". With these kind of things, as long as it is not over the line, you can not say that it will happen.

Arsenal maanger Arsene Wenger, after the match, confirmed that Sanchez has travelled north to Manchester to complete his move. "If you want to have a bet, I'd say it could happen".

Mourinho is known to prefer two players per position and so that leaves United with one player short given there's seven for four positions.

"You look to the attacking areas and we need that extra competitive internal competition but more solutions for us so let's see".

United boss Mourinho said Sanchez would "complete our very young and talented group of attacking players" alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, in-form Jesse Lingard and Martial, who has scored three goals in his past three Premier League games.

Armenia worldwide winger Mkhitaryan, also 29, fell out of favour with United manager Mourinho after just 18 months at Old Trafford.

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