Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho has showered praise on his latest acquisition, Alexis Sanchez stating that “his ambition, drive and personality” will fit perfectly into Old Trafford.
The Chilean swapped Arsenal’s Emirates for Old Trafford with Armenian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction. He was officially announced on Monday in a deal believed to be around £600,000 a week.
Being in a fine mood after completing one of his best deals since becoming United’s Manager, Mourinho was quoted speaking to the club official website: “Alexis is one of the best-attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players.” 
“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.”
Alexis, who we now wear the No 7 shirt at United in his first remarks as a Man United player said: “I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans.
“The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.
“I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”
The former Arsenal man had an expectedly eventful Monday as he was sighted at an immigration office in Liverpool to seal his work permit after completing his Medicals in United’s training ground where he met with club legendary Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
As a result of this move, Alexis will become the highest paid player in the Premier League history and also United’s best-paid player on almost £600,000 a week with a basic wage of £350,000, £100,000 image rights and £144,000 in bonuses. 
Alexis said goodbye to his Arsenal team-mates on Friday after training with the rest of the team before their Premier League victory over Crystal Palace.  
He is now expected to join his new United team-mates on Tuesday as they start preparations for Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Yeovil Town, after a two day off from the weekend win over Burnley.