Mourinho thrilled after Arsenal's Sanchez signs for Manchester United

Done deal: United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

The Armenian global was confirmed as an Arsenal player on Monday evening, at the same time the capture of Alexis Sanchez was officially confirmed as a Manchester United player.

Speaking to the club's website, the Chilean said: "I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world".

For United, they get one of the Premier League's very best players to pair in attack with Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn", he added.

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.

Sanchez has been the main talk in the transfer window as he has been linked with a move to Manchester City but at the end he chose to join the red side of the city to play under Manchester United's manager, Jose Mourinho.

"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".

"I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going to get", Mourinho said.




"He's a world-class player who has contributed well to us and was a star here", Wenger conceded.

"He's a very professional player who has been committed until the last minute", the Frenchman told Arsenal Player.

Sanchez had joined Arsenal in 2014 for £31.7m after three years at Barcelona.

And in a familiar quote thrown up by footballers when they sign for a new team, Mkhitaryan says it is a "dream" to sign for the club he supported as a boy.

Footage of Sanchez, 29, outside the Home Office building in Liverpool emerged online on Monday afternoon. "Thanks for every time you sing Alexis Sanchez baby".

City considered bidding again in January but pulled out last week due to the rising costs involved.

Mkhitaryan struggled to make the grade at Old Trafford, scoring 13 goals and providing 11 assists in 63 appearances after arriving 18 months ago.

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