Manchester United today announced the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees the Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal.

Speaking about his transfer, Alexis Sanchez expressed his happiness in the transfer.

“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. 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. The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down. I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”

Man United manager Jose Mourinho had praise for his new superstar striker.

“Alexis is one of the best-attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players,” said Mourinho. “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.”

“I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going to get. He is a player that we will not forget, especially for his contribution to our Europa League victory.”

Alexis Sanchez revealed that he had already spoken with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about joining Manchester United long before he completed his move to Old Trafford. Sanchez has already revealed that Jose Mourinho was a key factor behind his decision to join United, and now the 29-year-old also reports that he told Ferguson about his hopes of moving to Old Trafford.

“Since I was a young boy I’ve always said that my dream was to play for Manchester United and I’m not just saying that because I’m here now and today it’s come true,’’ Sanchez said. “I always said as a kid that I’d like to play for United and I once spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson about it. We chatted for around twenty minutes. And I told him that my dream was to come here to Manchester United. It really is a massive club, very powerful, and so now, when I got the opportunity to come here I looked at the badge and my hairs just stood up on end because it’s a powerful club and the biggest in England.”

Asked if he continued to think about United after speaking with Ferguson, who greeted Sanchez in Manchester on Monday afternoon, the forward replied, “Absolutely right. I’ve always been motivated by this club, by their red colors, which have always stood out for me. And I’m genuinely saying this from the heart when I tell you it is like a dream come true for me, playing for Manchester United. it makes me feel really happy and I’m so happy to be here at the Theatre of Dreams, as everyone calls it.”

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