Jose Mourinho: Alexis Sanchez among world’s best


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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has described new signing Alexis Sanchez as “one of the best attacking players in the world”.

Chile international Sanchez completed his long-protracted move to Old Trafford from Arsenal earlier this week, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.

The 29-year-old boasts a wealth of experience after scoring 80 goals across all competitions for Arsenal, including seven in the Premier League this term, while he has also represented Barcelona and Udinese earlier in his career.

Mourinho is delighted by the arrival of the versatile forward, as he believes one of the world’s best-attacking players has joined the Red Devils.

“I think everybody knows the player he is, I think everybody knows what he did at Arsenal, I try not to speak what he did before in Spain and Italy but in the Premier League he has shown the quality he has,” Mourinho said.

“We got one of the best attacking players in the world and he’s very important for us because we want the best possible players.”

The Portuguese coach has also had an apparent dig at Arsenal, after revealing that he now feels Sanchez has joined a “giant” club.

“Alexis changed from a fantastic club to a giant club and Mkhitaryan changed for a fantastic club,” Mourinho added.

Sanchez is in line to make his debut for United during Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with League Two outfit Yeovil at Huish Park.

The Red Devils are priced at 1.14 to win that contest, while Yeovil are available at 17.00 to spring a cup upset and the draw is on offer at 8.00.

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