- Jose Mourinho lauds Alexis Sanchez's signing
- Sanchez completed his move to Manchester United on Monday
- Manchester United beat Manchester City to the signing of the Chilean
Jose Mourinho pulled a major coup to hijack Chilean star Alexis Sanchez from the noses of their bitter rival Manchester City.
Sanchez has been in the heat of transfer speculation all season with him refusing to sign a new deal with the Gunners the only likely destination was assumed to be Manchester City.
Infact, the Citizens were so close to signing him last summer, but Arsenal's failure to land Monaco's Lemar halted the move.
Manchester United completed the move for Alexis Sanchez on Monday, January 22, as Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal in a stunning swap deal between Manchester United and Arsenal.
And speaking to United's official website , Sanchez claimed that Mourinho was insistent that the club needed their new No. 7.
"He indicated it is important for the club for me to be here," he told MUTV in his first interview since joining the club.
"Players sometimes need to feel important and loved by the club. That was one of the things that attracted me to come here, along with the manager, who is a person who won everything in Italy, the same as he did in Spain, and I think he is a manager who likes to win."
Mourinho was also full of praise for Sanchez, and hailed him as a perfect addition, "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 said.
Manchester United trail Manchester City by 12 points in the Premier League and Jose Mourinho will be hoping Sanchez will hit the ground running immediately he makes his debut for the Red Devils.
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