After a dismal festive season, Christmas has finally arrived for Manchester United. Jose Mourinho may have spent more than £164m on Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, but the Alexis Sanchez deal will go a long way to keeping him happy as he prepares to sign a new deal himself. Sanchez eliminates, arguably, United's trickiest summer assignment - landing a superstar forward - and it will be Pep Guardiola who will instead have to contend with that unenviable task.
Manchester United are closing in on a move for Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is in the final months of his deal at Arsenal and is expected to make the move to Old Trafford after Manchester City pulled out of the race to sign him, report the Manchester Evening News . Should he complete the move then he is likely to take up the cherished No.7 shirt which is currently vacant at United. But where will he play under Jose Mourinho?
It does not get any easier for Juan Mata . After appearing to have seen off Henrikh Mkhitaryan , who had been one of the main reasons why he was banished to the right wing, Alexis Sanchez could yet present a new challenge. The Arsenal forward's preferred position is on the left, where he can cut inside onto his favoured right foot, but it would be a bold move by Jose Mourinho to throw another name into the mix given how Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have pushed each other to play there.
@momen_hamza World Cup or transfer? Definitely not coming this month and United have still not made contact. Arsenal contract extension now on table for him. Would only take a text from Mourinho to convince him.
As well as not being cup-tied for the Champions League, another Alexis Sanchez bonus is he will not be playing at the World Cup. Means he can have an overdue rest and join up for pre-season in mid-July #mufc
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