Rio Ferdinand hails Alexis Sanchez ahead of loss to Tottenham Hotspurs

by Marwan Harraz

Legendary former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has hailed Alexis Sanchez and is clearly excited by what he can bring to the club.

The Chilean international signed for the Red Devils in perhaps the deal of the January transfer window in a move that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go in the opposite direction to Arsenal.

Sanchez’s contract was set to expire in the upcoming window but United decided to beat their competition by bidding for him right away.

The club eventually managed to work out a straight swap deal with no cash involved, much to the delight of Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese manager praised the board’s work and Ferdinand has compared Alexis to one of the club’s most important players in history.

Rio featured for Manchester United amongst many of their talented stars including the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

There were certainly other notable players but the centre-back surely knows quality when he sees it and it’s good for fans to see him back Alexis Sanchez.

The versatile attacker is expected to be a regular player for United and a key man for his team as Mourinho continues to build the squad.

Sanchez, Paul Pogba and David de Gea are arguably the club’s only world class talents and they will need all three to perform regularly if there are to be any hopes of winning trophies.

Alexis though in particular will surely be gunning for the Premier League title even if it means waiting until next season when Jose should have an even better handle on his squad.

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