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Alexis Sanchez is set to be rewarded with not only a lucrative contract and a new set of teammates to hoick a football around with.
The 29-year-old is set to be bestowed with Manchester United’s prestiguous No.7 jersey as soon as his switch from Arsenal is confirmed. The Chilean is said to have departed Arsenal’s team hotel on Friday night after wishing a fond adieu to his Gunners teammates.
The United No.7 jersey has been vacant since the departure of Memphis Depay, to Lyon, but it should prove a nice fit for Sanchez, who wore 7 during his time at The Emirates.
The capture of the forward will come as a boost to second place United and will offset news that Cristiano Ronaldo is now unlikely to play for the club again. Most United fans will have written off ever getting Ronaldo back to Old Trafford but his name has been constantly linked with the club ever since Alex Ferguson departed.
It has been reported by several sources that United boss Jose Mourinho met with Jorge Mendes, agent to Ronaldo, on Friday. The subject of Ronaldo returning to Manchester was discussed but Mourinho is thought to have come out against it.
With Sanchez set to arrive, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan said to be going the opposite way, Mourinho will turn his attentions to strengthening his midfield and defence this summer.
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