Manchester United have announced that Alexis Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford broke the club shirt sales record, according to Sky Sports News.
Apparently, the club’s new #7 smashed the previous best figures by three times, which is absolutely insane for a January signing, but it goes to show just how monumental this deal was in the footballing world.
Sanchez is a world-class player, and we’ve only seen him take to the field three times, but his quality has already been on show.
He works tirelessly, has the potential to create opportunities out of absolutely nothing and he’ll score goals aplenty during his time at the Theatre of Dreams.
The fact that this deal has eclipsed the likes of Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain tells you everything you need to know about Manchester United as a global brand. Despite a few poor years since Sir Alex Ferguson has left, the Red Devils remain a European powerhouse.
You get the feeling that this is just the beginning for Sanchez. He’ll be doing all he can to win countless trophies here, and in doing so, proving Arsenal right when it comes to his decision to leave.