Chile international, Alexis Sanchez, is finally a Manchester United player, the club has confirmed. In a classic video posted on the club’s official social media account, United unveiled their latest star, who joins from rivals, Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way.
🎹 Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. Introducing #Alexis7…#GGMU #MUFC @Alexis_Sanchez pic.twitter.com/t9RIIx4mE4
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2018
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“We are delighted to announce the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal,” the club said in an official statement.
Sanchez, who had just six months left on his contract at the Emirates, has since put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Red Devils, which will see him at the club until the summer of 2022.
“Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players,” club manager, José Mourinho said.
For the 29-year-old former Barcelona star, the opportunity to play for the 20-times Premier League champions was too good to turn down
“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” Sanchez said. “The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.”
However, the ex-Arsenal forward wasn’t the only one thrilled by the transfer, as fans of the English giants took to their social media accounts to welcome the Chilean.
Here are some of the best reactions as monitored by YourSportsMemo.
I love love love the Sanchez unveiling video. Perfect in so many ways.
— Yomi Kazeem (@TheYomiKazeem) January 22, 2018
He played Glory Glory Man United on the piano fam. The fucking piano. Then he heaved a sigh of relief. It’s so beautiful. So fucking beautiful.
— Big Daddy Gersh (@__gershom) January 22, 2018
I’m fully obsessed with that Alexis announcement video 🔥
— Lydie (@NyiraLydieMUFC) January 22, 2018
Thank you Thomas Lemar for helping Manchester United sign Alexis Sanchez. #MUFC #Alexis7
— Naveen Ullal (@UllalIBT) January 22, 2018
The difference between Arsenal and Man Utd's marketing is staggering.
Utd use a slick as hell video of Alexis playing "Glory Man Utd" on piano whilst staring up at Old Trafford, (which has just cut me straight to the fucking core, by the way.)
Arsenal post a link to an article.
— Tom Todhunter (@tdhntr) January 22, 2018
What an introduction!! #Alexis7 pic.twitter.com/ADagbG9dor
— Olly Jones (@ollyjones212) January 22, 2018
#mufc now this is how you introduce a player 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥😂😂😂😂😂😂 haters can fuck off 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/sGDTVuIDve
— Andre Papi dev 💻 🎧™ (@Daphay1) January 22, 2018
Gosh Sanchez played the piano like he’s been practicing the song every night before he goes to bed believing his dream will come true one day
— double U (@twintsala) January 22, 2018
Right side of the attack: can beat his man out wide, can finish, can create, can press, can drift in the middle to create overloads
Behind the Striker: Can dribble, create, tear net, press, passing interplays, drift wide, etc
Striker: Can tear the fucking net and create.
— O O (@otoiks) January 22, 2018
Losing a key player for a bench warmer shows you aren't amongst A-list clubs in Europe. It's not about owning a 60k capacity stadium. The big boys still come there and take all 3 points.
— M O S E S (@Fruitfulvine_) January 22, 2018
Sanchez looking at the jersey like….
‘ This is what I worked for, my whole life ‘ pic.twitter.com/Ktq5nUKgKk
— Psalmy (@7salmy) January 22, 2018
Lol, FA should fine us for that unveiling ad for Mkhitaryan… Or ban us sef
— Bryan Tosin (@olatostar) January 22, 2018
Oh my God. So this is why the announcement took so long because this man was learning how to play Glory Glory Man United on the piano pic.twitter.com/HSRuD1fcyg
— Big Daddy Gersh (@__gershom) January 22, 2018
Ohhhhhh this is absolutely brilliant 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️💉💉💉💉💉💉💉
— Sakpe (@Unsalihu) January 22, 2018
Absolutely 👌 https://t.co/N8iwPQgmXV
— I.N (@Ifeanyi_Nwak) January 22, 2018
Lmaooooo United really has Alexis playing GGMU on the piano on his first day!!!!! Legends!
— Bush The 4th (@CH3OMA) January 22, 2018
Only one club does it. World class unveiling. #Alexis7 pic.twitter.com/oklYxlePR2
— Akwaugo (@_Chinaza2) January 22, 2018
It is a good day for Manchester United fans to get their jerseys and customise them #Alexis7 pic.twitter.com/Bjem9fg9nG
— JERSEYSOFFICIAL (@JerseysOfficial) January 22, 2018
One hell of an entrance. #Alexis7 https://t.co/9bZfwEvPsM
— Pro:Direct Soccer (@ProD_Soccer) January 22, 2018
Alexis Sánchez got tired of wearing body hugs at Arsenal, he had to run away to a club with a proper jersey #Alexis7 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/JUxT0Og7te
— IKUKU 💦📊 (@vinneyville) January 22, 2018
That video’s got me really excited about #Alexis7 but now we have to wait until Friday before anything happens and I’m just sitting here buzzing.
— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) January 22, 2018