Jose Mourinho names three reasons why Man United signed Alexis Sanchez

Jose Mourinho explains why Manchester United have made a move to sign Alexis Sanchez this month

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Alexis Sanchez won two FA Cups with Arsenal Photo: Alexis Sanchez / Instagram

Jose Mourinho has named Alexis Sanchez’s “ambition, drive and personality” as three of the main reasons why Manchester United have signed the Chile international this month.

The Red Devils confirmed a deal to land the 29-year-old attacker on Monday after days of speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford.

Sanchez heads to Manchester United as part of the deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan sign for Arsenal.

The Chile international could be in line to make his first appearance for the Red Devils when they travel to Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.

And Mourinho has expressed his delight at seeing Manchester United get the deal done to bring Sanchez to Old Trafford after the intense speculation in the media.

Speaking to Manchester United’s website, Mourinho said: “Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players.

“He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige.”

Manchester United are currently in second place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City as they bid to try and get as close to the leaders as possible.

The Red Devils, who finished sixth and won the Europa League and League Cup last term, were 1-0 winners over Burnley in the top flight last weekend at Turf Moor.

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