This is the role Sanchez is expected to play for Man United, as the right wing has proven a troublesome position to fix for Jose Mourinho. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata have been utilised there this season, but neither have excelled, and fans have been calling for United to sign a player who can strike fear into the heart of the opposition when he is on the ball. Sanchez will do just that, though his best talents will be wasted on the right. He will not be afforded the opportunity to cut in onto his right foot, and will likely be forced to simply cross the ball for Romelu Lukaku. This will reduce much of his effectiveness as an attacking player.
Alexis Sanchez is set to become a Manchester United player in the next few days.
According to reports, the Red Devils have won the race to sign the Chile international ahead of local rivals Manchester City, who were expected to capture him this month.
But how will the 29-year-old fit in at Old Trafford? talkSPORT.com take a look at four potential line-ups for the Red Devils with Sanchez included.
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