Manchester United’s leading goal scorer ever Wayne Rooney has revealed that he thinks Alexis Sanchez will prove to be an excellent signing for his former club.
The former Red Devils favourite appeared on Sky Sports MNF last night, and when asked about his thoughts on the Chile international’s decision to swap The Emirates for Old Trafford, the 31-year-old said:
“For me he is the perfect player for Manchester United,”
“He’s got aggression, he’s got passion, desire. You can see he’s a winner.
“So I think that’s sort of what Manchester United have lacked, players around Lukaku who are going to push Lukaku on as well and try and help him, give him a bit more freedom, score more goals. ”
“Sanchez will do that and they are the players they want, almost like (Carlos) Tevez when he joined Manchester United.
“Them players lift the other players and gets an extra five, 10 per cent out of the players around him.
“I think Alexis Sanchez will do that.”
Rooney left United this summer to rejoin boyhood club Everton after spending 13 trophy-laden seasons at Old Trafford.
The former England international won five Premier League titles and is the club’s all time leading goalscorer with 253 goals, so he certainly knows a thing or two about what type of player will be successful at the club.
Sanchez has been handed the famous number seven jersey at Old Trafford, and opened his account for his new club last weekend during their 2-0 victory over Huddersfield.