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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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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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