Ryan Giggs: 'Manchester United will be lucky if they sign Alexis Sanchez'

Giggs: 'United will be lucky to sign Sanchez'
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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says that his former side will feel "extremely lucky" if they complete a deal to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has acknowledged that his former club will be "lucky" to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in a cut-price deal.

Sanchez is allegedly close to completing a transfer to Old Trafford, with Arsenal being prepared to sell the Chilean international due to just six months remaining on his contract.

Giggs - who has been named as the new manager of Wales - has praised the ability of the attacker, and admits that he will represent an excellent addition to Jose Mourinho's squad should the transfer go through.

The 44-year-old told Sky Sports News: "Well Alexis Sanchez is a top player. Whoever gets him or whether he stays at Arsenal, they're lucky, because he's not only a goalscorer but he makes goals, he works hard.

"So whoever gets him will be a lucky team because he is a top, top player. It doesn't happen very often does it where you're running down your contract, you've only got six months to go and you're able to get a player relatively cheap in this environment.

"But it is what it is and like I said, whoever gets Alexis Sanchez will be extremely lucky."

Sanchez will allegedly wear the number seven shirt if United secure his signature during January.

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Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
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