Alexis Sanchez appears to confirm Manchester United transfer with Old Trafford selfie
Alexis Sanchez has been snapped taking a selfie in his Manchester United kit at Old Trafford.
Alexis Sanchez is expected to be announced by Manchester United on Monday.
But it seems the Chile international is itching to let fans know of his arrival early after he was snapped taking a selfie in his new kit at Old Trafford.
The photo which has been shared on Twitter appears to show the 29-year-old taking a snap of himself in his No 7 shirt.
And it would suggest the official photos for his big unveiling have been taken and he is on the brink of being announced by the club.
Sanchez flew to Manchester today on a private plane to undergo his medical and put the finishing touches to the deal.
He is set to be announced tomorrow once his work permit has been ratified.
The transfer is expected to be a straight swap with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going in the opposite direction to Arsenal.
And Jose Mourinho confirmed the move was close to being done yesterday following United’s 1-0 win over Burnley.
“If you ask me if I think he is coming, I think so, but I have no confirmation,” Mourinho said.
“Expect soon or never. So close, so close, so close, if it doesn’t happen it is not going to happen.
“I know my people doing absolutely everything they can. I think they will be successful.”
And Arsene Wenger was similarly confident of the deal going through with Mkhitaryan making his way to the Emirates.
“Sanchez will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes. That’s why it takes longer,” Wenger said.
“January has been difficult for us, destabilising. We have had big players concerned with moving away which causes uncertainty.
“The deal happens only one way, if the other way happens as well, that’s why it takes longer as well because it has to be co-ordinated.
“I expect it to happen. In the next 48 hours it will be decided.”