After weeks of speculation, Alexis Sanchez was officially unveiled as a Manchester United player on Monday evening.
The Chilean forward has completed his transfer from Arsenal and could make his eagerly awaited debut for the Reds in Friday’s Emirates FA Cup fourth-round tie at Yeovil Town.
The signing of the 29-year-old has certainly brought huge excitement to united supporters around the globe. Here’s what fans have had to say about the arrival of our new no.7 on Twitter…
@AdnanRiaz9: “And now we have Alexis Sánchez in this window, along with all the other talent that we currently have at United. Mourinho has pulled off one hell of a coup. Didn’t think Sánchez would ever come to United last summer.”
@TriciaUtd: “Welcome to the biggest and best club in the universe @Alexis_Sanchez. The no.7 looks great on you.”
@YazanSyouf: “So psyched to see Alexis Sanchez in a Manchester United shirt. I’ve wanted him to join us since he left Barcelona. He’ll definitely bring back the prestige to the number 7 shirt.”
@OsmanRiaz98: “The superstar has arrived! #MUFC have signed a Galactico in #Alexis7. He has all the right skills and attributes to wear the No.7 and his presence should definitely lift the team’s spirits. Fantastic signing!”
@1984robbie: “Welcome Alexis Sanchez to the biggest and great club in the world. And I also want to wish @HenrikhMkh all the best at Arsenal. I’m gutted to see him go.”
@NeilTheKid: “Have to say I thought Sanchez was City bound. I didn’t think we’d get him but I’m happy we have. Excellent signing. Happy Monday reds!”
@CorranTrotter30: “I’ve dreamt of this day since the summer of 2011. I remember the first time I seen you play for Udinese Calcio hoping one day I’d see you in the famous United shirt lighting up the Theatre of Dreams. Now that day has come. Welcome @Alexis_Sanchez.”
@Sahmcrown: “I am so happy for him, it finally happened, welcome to MUFC @Alexis_Sanchez.”
@JBJYayo: “What a deal United!!! Have to admit I didn’t think this was real…can’t wait to see how we are going to use Alexis.”
@Phil_MikeMwangi: “Welcome to #MUFC @Alexis_Sanchez You caught my eye during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Glad to finally see you join my no.1 club, the biggest in the world, the mighty, the great @ManUtd.”
@daveymufc88: “Alexis Sanchez is Manchester United player. Just wow… Perfect signing. I’ve wanted him at United since I watched him at the 2010 World Cup. Was so jealous when Arsenal signed him. Delighted he’s ours. Incredible player! A worthy #mufc no7 indeed.”
@TshumanMC: I still remember when he said these words. He’s backed them up by signing @paulpogba, @FALCAO, @Ibra_official, #Di Maria, switching off the fax machine to keep @D_DeGea and now he’s getting @Alexis_Sanchez in exchange for @HenrikhMkh. BRAVO
@Matt_Law: AlexisSanchez was very close to signing for Chelsea last summer but ended up turning them down. Very good signing for United but can’t see him moving them much closer to City.
Danny Welbeck : Not a single Arsenal player has come out to wish AlexisSanchez goodbye on their social media accounts. Tunnel burst up next time we play Manchester United is on the cards. Nailed on.
The United Stand @UnitedStandMUFC : Alexis Sanchez is the first player truly worthy of wearing the No. 7 shirt since Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s a huge statement of intent from the club & such a good deal. Ignore the haters. Laugh at the media. Joke with rivals. Hated. Adored. Never ignored!