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Manchester United unveils Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal

Manchester United have unveil Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal with the Chilean joining on a deal worth £600,000 a week.
Sanchez described United as ‘the biggest club in the world’ after finally completing his transfer from Arsenal.

He has switched from the Emirates to Old Trafford with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.
Chilean star, who will earn a basic weekly wage of £350,000-a-week at United, said: ‘I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans.
HOW SANCHEZ NETS £600,000-A-WEEK
Basic weekly wage: £350,000.

This is the highest basic wage of any player in the Premier League. Manchester United have four of the top six earners in terms of basic weekly wage with Paul Pogba on £290,000, Romelu Lukaku on £250,000 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on £220,000. Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure also earn £220,000.

Image rights: £100,000 a week

Bonuses: £144,000 a week.


‘The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.

‘I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.’

Mourinho welcomed his new signing, who will wear the iconic No 7 shirt at United.


UNITED’S TOP 10 EARNERS

1. Alexis Sanchez – £600,000 a week

2. Paul Pogba – £260,000

3. Romelu Lukaku – £220,000

4. David de Gea – £200,000

5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – £150,000

6. Juan Mata – £145,000

7. Nemanja Matic – £140,000

8. Luke Shaw – £130,000

9. Marouane Fellaini – £120,000

10. Chris Smalling – £120,000.

He 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.

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