Arsenal forward Sanchez joins Man Utd in swap with Mkhitaryan

Alexis Sanchez has been offered the No 7 shirt at Manchester United if he joins

The 29-year-old Chile forward is set to become United's best-paid player, with some reports putting his salary at £450,000 per week.

Sanchez completed a medical at United's Carrington training ground on Sunday afternoon before travelling to Old Trafford to film promotional footage for his unveiling.

"Mkhitaryan can play on the wing or in midfield, so I believe he can play very well in many positions", said Wenger.

On average, Mkhitaryan completes 51.47 passes per Premier League match compared to Sanchez's 48.16, while his ball retention is also significantly better.

All the details have reportedly been ironed out between the two clubs, with the deal now said to be a straight swap, whilst the players have also agreed their deals with the clubs.

But while Pep Guardiola is consolidating his squad, signing Kevin De Bruyne to a new five-year deal, Mourinho seems to still be trying to decide what he should be doing with his team.

Just as a side note, if you're a child in the north London area don't go entering the Arsenal Spelling Bee without a bit of prior revision, lord knows it took me a couple of transfer sagas!

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But such a big name signing - with such an expenditure, rumoured to be somewhere approaching £500,000 per week in wages, the most in the Premier League - is going to put Mourinho and his team under even more scrutiny.

He would have been available on a free transfer when his contract expired in four months' time but once City baulked at the amount of money involved in a mid-season deal, United manager Mourinho urged his club to step in.

He did score when United won last year's Europa League final and will aim to help Arsenal progress from the last 32 in that competition.

"They can always play together", he said.

Sanchez has been a regular scorer for Arsenal and the Opta data shows why he outstrips Mkhitaryan in front of goal.

Rashford will have to settle for a bench with Mourinho not expected to drop either Lukaku, Martial or Jesse Lingard. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he's very committed as well.

"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".

Manchester United are now preparing for their FA Cup fourth-round clash against Yeovil Town on Friday night.

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