Manchester United secured their first signing of the winter transfer window by finalizing move for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in a swap move that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move the other way. Sanchez is likely to make his debut during the FA Cup fourth round clash versus Yeovil Town on Friday night, and we look into his ideal position in the United XI.
Preferably, the Chile international would slot into the left-wing spot, where he found most of his success in the Premier League, but with Anthony Martial now in the best for, it remains to be seen if Jose Mourinho is going to disrupt his rhythm.
In this case, Sanchez is likely to play for the Red Devils on the right side of the attack, where we have Juan Mata and the departed Mkhitaryan playing at without much success. Sanchez could, as well, lead the line on his own, but the Chile international has made a greater impact from the wide positions.
Sanchez, who played for Barcelona as a striker tireless workrate has also come into good effect whilst leading the line in the final stages of matches, and Mourinho could use him very well with the long-ball with his brilliant first touch creating goalscoring opportunities.
A look at Manchester United XI with Alexis Sanchez on the right wing in Jose Mourinho’s 4-2-3-1 starting line: