Jesse Lingard’s been on fire on the pitch of late, but the Manchester United star proved his social media captions are on-point as well as he cheekily welcomed the Red Devils’ latest acquisition, Alexis Sanchez, to The Theatre of Dreams.
United boasted an already-formidable attacking lineup and Sanchez’s addition has given them even more options going forward for he joins the likes of Lingard, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford.
It was a long-running saga that culminated on Monday and saw the underperforming Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way in a swap deal, with many believing United got the better end of the bargain.
The Armenian, who signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, had flattered to deceive in his one-and-a-half seasons with United, with some pundits claiming that the midfielder could not keep up with the breakneck pace of the English top-flight.
And Sanchez, who had become disillusioned with life at the Emirates, was on the verge of moving to Manchester City before the Red Devils swooped in with an offer that has reportedly made him the highest earner in the Premier League.
As is the case with most footballers these days, Sanchez left a post for Arsenal fans on Instagram, but it was met with mixed emotions as some vilified him while others understood his ambitions of moving to a more competitive club.
United fans will be able to see their new No.7 in action when Jose Mourinho’s men visit Yeovil Town for a FA Cup fourth round clash on Friday night. His Premier League debut, however, will take longer as the Red Devils next league clash is on January 31 and is a big one as they travel to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur.
The Chilean is expected to undergo his first training session with his new teammates on Tuesday and should slot straight into United’s starting XI, with Juan Mata likely to make way.