Football English Blog: Sanchez to United!
In all of our Football English blogs, we look at a topical item of football news and ask you to do three things:
- Read the article and look at the words in red. Think about what these words mean.
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This is our first Football English Blog and this week we're talking about Alexis Sanchez's move from Arsenal to Manchester Utd.
Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester Utd!
For a long time it looked like Alexis Sanchez was going to sign for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. But, after City decided not to sign the Chilean, Sanchez has signed for the red side of Manchester.
Sanchez spent four successful years at Arsenal and has become one of the biggest stars in the Premier League. The forward has arrived at Old Trafford in a swap deal, with the Armenian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to the Emirates to play for the Gunners.
On transfer deadline day last summer it looked like Sanchez would move to Manchester City. City had bid £60m for the player which matched Arsenal’s valuation, but the deal fell through as Arsenal didn’t have time to recruit a replacement.
Sanchez is now a Manchester Utd player but where will he play for the Red Devils and can he help United’s title challenge?
Alexis is a very versatile player. He can play anywhere across the front line. He can play on the left, on the right or down the middle. He can play as a centre-forward or as a number 10. This means that he will easily fit into United’s attacking line-up alongside Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford amongst others. United are twelve points behind City in the Premier League but, now they have won the race to sign Sanchez, can Sanchez help United in the race for the Premier League title?
Who do you think is playing the piano?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2018
What do you think?
Is Alexis Sanchez a good signing for Manchester United? Why/why not?
Is Henrikh Mkhitaryan a good replacement for Arsenal? Why/why not?
Who got the best deal? Arsenal or Manchester United?
Did Manchester City need Alexis Sanchez? Why/why not?