Manchester United have been linked with a move to hijack rivals Manchester City’s bid to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean has for a while now been pushing for a move to the Blue half of Manchester United but according to latest reports, the Red Devil have offered better terms for the 29-year old as Jose Mourinho continues his search for attacking reinforcements.
The deal mooted could see the out-of-favour Henrikh Mkhitaryan go to North London.
Now according to former Man United and Everton star Phil Neville, the signing of Sanchez could have a similar impact as to when the club sign Robin Van Persie or Eric Cantona.
“As reported by Dailystar – He said, i think he would be an unbelievable signing. If you look back at Man Utd’s big signings over the decades, Cantona came out of the hat, Van Persie was a surprise, and they both helped United win titles. He’s got the character, charisma and potential to play at Old Trafford.”
It has been mentioned several times in the media that the former Barcelona star is set for a January move away from The Emirates with City his preferred destination but United’s offer has certainly made the situation more interesting, considering also that Jose Mourinho is looking to sign his club teammate Mesut Ozil.
Man United are next in action at home to Stoke City on Monday at Old Trafford as they look to continue with their recent winning form while City visit Anfield to play Liverpool on Sunday.