Chile international goal poacher Alexis Sanchez has finally completed his long awaited move to Manchester United.
The deal was made official yesterday by United official website claiming Sanchez deal to Old Trafford was a swap move involving Henrkh Mkhitaryan heading to Emirate stadium.
The 29-year year old forward was originally tipped to join Pep Guadiola at Manchester City but United hijacked the deal by offering higher fee to Arsenal for his signature.
The powerful attacker will wear the Iconic number 7 jersey at Old Trafford and will also earn a stunning £450, 000 per week according to Daily Mail.
Speaking to Manchester United TV, the former Barcelona star expresses his delight in his new challenged and also gave reasons for snubbing Arsenal and Manchester City for United.
“Since I was a young lad 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,” He told MUTV
“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 20 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.
“I’ve always been motivated by this club, by their red colours, which have always stood out for me and I’m genuinely saying this from the heart when I tell you that this is like a dream come true for me, playing for Manchester United. It makes me feel really happy.”
Sanchez, who spent three-and-a-half year at Emirate stadium winning two FA Cup also insisted he wants to win the Champions League as well as the Premier League title with the Red Devils in the nearest future.
“I believe that at this club it’s possible to achieve anything,” he said.
“The badge says it all, it’s a huge club on a worldwide scale, and I want to come here and win everything: the Premier League, the Champions League, and whatever comes the club’s way in the future.
“I’m a player who likes to win everything. I’m very professional in everything I do. I live for football. I love football. It’s what I’m passionate about. I train hard every day and after a game I try to look at what went well and where I can improve.
“I really like to play down the left, through the middle but to tell you the truth, as long as I’m playing football, I’ll fit in anywhere.”
The Chilean also insisted the opportunity to work with one of the best manager in the world – Jose Mourinho was a key factor in his decision to switch to Old Trafford.
“He [Mourinho] indicated it is important for the club for me to be here. 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. 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 he’s a manager who likes to win.”
United takes on Yeovil Town on Friday in the 4th round of the FA Cup and the highly talented star would be expected to make his debut for the Red Devils