Alexis Sanchez has started a new life in Manchester United, with the Chilean expected to make his debut in United’s shirt on Friday’s Emirates FA Cup fourth-round tie against League Two side Yeovil Town at Huish Park.
The 29-year-old Chilean who almost joined City during the summer, made a surprise move to City’s neighbour United and that led to speculations that the mouth-watering deal played a major role in his decision.
However, recent development is out to show that United manager Jose Mourinho went extra mile to convince the Chilean that United needs a jersey No 7 player and would be glad to have him fill the space.
While speaking on United’s official website, Sanchez claimed that Mourinho was insistent that the club needed their new No. 7.
He told MUTV in his first interview since joining the club that the Portuguese manager told him that “It is important for the club for me to be here,”.
The source further quoted the Chilean to say: “I also believe that the club itself cared about me joining and I got the impression that they were keen for me to come here and wear the No. 7 shirt. I think that also gets through to the player.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho who explained on The Official Website of the club, about the signing of Sanchez said:
“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 commented.
“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.”