Reports that Manchester United are trying to strike a deal with Arsenal over the transfer of the player who seems to be Manchester City’s top target this month, thrilled many in the red half of the city, including Phil Neville.
I was blown away really, because everyone thought he was going to the blue half of Manchester. It’s pretty obvious he’s not going to stay at Arsenal. I think if United were going to buy him, £25million would be an absolute snip
the former Man United defender told Sky Sports, commenting on Alexis Sanchez-related reports and the number that has surfaced. It’s obviously way-way lower than the Chilean’s real market value, but with his contract expiring the coming summer, Arsenal are practically obliged to settle for much less.
United missed out on buying Ivan Perisic in the summer, and with that missed out on a winger. I think Sanchez provides the quality, the goals and the world-class ability he has got
Neville said, before going back in time to ‘remind’ everyone of other players who proved vastly influential at Old Trafford.
I think it would be an absolutely 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. I think this could have a similar impact. He’s got the character to play at Old Trafford