Manchester United secured their first signing of the winter transfer window after they prised Alexis Sanchez away from Arsenal in a swap agreement involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Chile international is likely to make his debut during the FA Cup fourth round tie versus Yeovil Town on Friday night, and we look into his ideal position in the United XI.
Preferably, Sanchez would slot into the left-wing spot, where he found most of his success in the Premier League, , but with the form Anthony Martial is in, Jose Mourinho would be keen to avoid disrupting the Frenchman’s rhythm.
In this case, the Chilean is likely to feature on the right side of the attack, where Juan Mata and the departed Mkhitaryan have featured without much success. Sanchez could, as well as, lead the line on his own, but he has made a greater impact from the wide positions.
Manchester XI with Alexis Sanchez on the right wing:
Sanchez’s tireless workrate has also come into good effect whilst leading the line in the final stages of matches, and Mourinho could utilise him with the long-ball with his excellent first touch creating goalscoring opportunities.