Sanchez flew to Manchester on a private jet to undergo his medical at the club’s Carrington training complex yesterday. He has agreed a long term deal worth up to £500,000-a-week that includes a £20m signing on fee spread over the duration of his deal.The Chile international moves to Old Trafford with Henrikh Mkhitaryan making a switch to the Gunners. while joining Red Devils he said that “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”. He too said that he is thrilled to be joining the biggest club having huge history.The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.
Sanchez, 29, will become the highest paid star in United’s history.United boss Jose Mourinho reckons landing Sanchez ahead of bitter rivals Manchester City is a major coup. Jose Mourinho United boss said that 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.
The 29-year-old is not cup-tied as he did not feature for Arsenal in their defeat to Nottingham Forest. He also said that “I must say I always gave 100 per cent, until the last day, when I asked to the Mister to be in the team, because I wanted to be a contribution.”