Former Manchester United player, Phil Neville, has spoken of a possible signing of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez for Jose Mourinho’s side.
According to Neville, should the club’s reported chase for Sanchez prove ultimately successful, the Chilean would be an “absolutely unbelievable signing” for Jose Mourinho’s side.
He said Sanchez could help United win trophies if he decides to snub Manchester City for the red.
Neville tipped the Chilean international to make a similar impact to Eric Cantona and Robin van Persie at Old Trafford.
Sanchez has been expected to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in January after his protracted move to the Etihad Stadium fell through during the previous transfer window.
Neville told Sky Sports, “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.
“United missed out on buying [Inter’s] 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.
“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.
“It would be a coup, particularly for United fans, to have a player like Sanchez potentially come to them over City. It would be a strong statement.”