Alexis Sanchez is the perfect signing for Manchester United for a multitude of reasons, says club legend Phil Neville.
The Red Devils have emerged as contenders for the Arsenal forward’s signature, with reports suggesting they are trying to gazump Man City.
It’s claimed a £25million bid has been made and they are willing to pay the Chilean more than their rivals in the blue half of Manchester.
Here are reasons why Neville thinks Sanchez would be the ideal addition at Old Trafford.
HE IS CHEAP
‘It’s pretty obvious he’s not going to stay at Arsenal,’ Neville told Sky Sports. ‘I think if United were going to buy him, £25m would be an absolute snip.’
HE’S GOT THE QUALITY REQUIRED
‘United missed out on buying Ivan Perisic in the summer, and with that missed out on a winger. I think Sanchez provides the quality, the goals and the world-class ability he has got.’
HE CAN MAKE MANCHESTER UNITED TITLE CONTENDERS AGAIN.
‘I think it would be absolutely unbelievable signing. If you look back at Man Utd’s big signings over the decades, Cantona came out of the hat, Van Persie was a surprise, and they both helped United win titles. I think this could have a similar impact.’
IT WOULD GET ONE OVER MANCHESTER CITY
‘It would be a coup, particularly for United fans, to have a player like Sanchez potentially come to them over City. It would be a strong statement.’
HE’S GOT THE CHARACTER FOR MANCHESTER UNITED
‘The character that Jose Mourinho wants is that of a typical Man Utd player. Skill isn’t always at the top of the list, it’s the determination, character, willingness to work hard, and if you think of these traits, Sanchez has them in abundance.
‘Twelve months ago we were talking about Sanchez carrying the Arsenal team, showing qualities that the team didn’t have, that ability to fight right to the last whistle, to lead his team, have the quality to score great goals. To play for Man Utd you need to have those qualities.’