Pace and power. Two things that Sanchez has in abundance and two things that United and Arsenal are lacking and looking to add to their squad in this window.
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Despite talk of a massive squad overhaul and a lot of the current squad supposedly heading for the exit door, United are yet to use an out-going player in a deal.
After some of his big club targets have rejected moves to Manchester United, Louis van Gaal is having to adjust his transfer plans for the summer.
Manchester United are facing a battle to keep hold of out of contract, merging star Adnan Januzaj, it would seem.
Many fans believe that football testimonials are going to be a rare breed for modern-day football in the near future, so we should celebrate them whilst they’re here. This August, Manchester United will face La Liga side Sevilla in a testimonial for Rio Ferdinand at Old Trafford.
Over recent months I've noticed the spreading of a new disease in football, its symptoms include memory loss, myopia and something allied to Tourette's syndrome. I've taken to calling it Fickle Fan Syndrome and it seems to apply equally to all Clubs.
This season Manchester United have proved several things.
The first thing is that you need top class cover in every single position to win the league, and we have it.
Love him or hate him, there is no doubt that Luiz Suarez gets the football world talking. For all his undeniable talent – which has been demonstrated on multiple occasions this season – the regular lapses in judgement make the talismanic Uruguayan a controversial character.
Despite some fine performances this season it would be fair to say that Danny Welbeck’s inclusion as one of six nominees’s for the PFA Young Player award has certainly raised a few eyebrows.
Many fans and pundits have been surprised to see Danny included as the forward has only scored once in the Premier League this season and hasn’t started anywhere near the same amount of games that the other nominees - excluding Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere – have.
One more victory, one more precious three points, and what has seemed inevitable for weeks will become a reality. Manchester United have claimed the 20th top division crown, which has now given the club a two title lead over great rivals Liverpool.
And Manchester City may well return with a strong assault next season, but the hinted power shift from red to blue appears once again premature.
Astonished, ashamed and disappointed, these are just a few clean words I can conjure up to describe my feelings about the growing popularity of the Premier League half and half scarf, it's a sad symbolisation of how football and supporters in general, have changed over the last twenty years or so.
So would a £17m Andy Carroll improve Manchester United?
It seems a ridiculous idea I know, but so did the purchase of Eric Cantona at the time. Of course nobody in their right mind would confuse the enigmatic, technically gifted Frenchman with the battering ram that is the ponytailed Geordie but consider for a moment the potential.