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Jose Mourinho has issued a sly dig towards Arsenal over the Henrikh Mkhitaryan-Alexis Sanchez transfer swap.
The Chilean is in the squad for United's fourth round FA Cup tie against Yeovil Town on Friday night, and ahead of him potentially making his United bow, Mourinho has weighed in on the deal which saw Mkhitaryan go the other way.
And in doing so, poked fun of Arsenal.
Mourinho: 'Alexis changed from a fantastic club to a giant club and Mkhi changed... for a fantastic club.' #mufc #afc
- Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) January 25, 2018
Where will Mourinho adopt Sanchez in his XI?
Well, any attacking position according to the United boss.
"Everywhere, in the attacking positions. I know him for many many years, I was with him in Italy at Udinese, in Spain, when he was at Barcelona, in England, when he was at Arsenal, so our careers are almost made in the same countries simultaneously, so I know him very very well.
"I saw him play on the right, on the left, as a striker and behind the striker, these are Alexis' positions.
"I saw him play different tactical systems, different philosophies of different managers, I saw him successful in every country with every manager and every position so he's a player that becomes more than a player because of that motivation, he can play in four different positions," he added about his potential position.
Denis Law knows a player when he sees one... #Alexis7 pic.twitter.com/rPcBO8e9J4
- Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 24, 2018
While Mourinho has lost a fantastic player, he's also gained a fantastic player.
"I lost a fantastic player, Mr Wenger lost a fantastic player. I got a fantastic player, Mr Wenger got a fantastic player, so it was a great deal for everybody.
"I believe Micki is going to be even better than for us. Why? Because one-and-a-half years in England, adapted. Because of the way they play.
"That's why I'm also happy for him. Could he perform better with us? Could I take more from his talent? Maybe. Could he give a little more also to adapt to us? Maybe.
"But I don't think regrets, he's in our history, so good feeling for everybody and a very specific transfer between rivals in a big country which I have to say must happen more time.
How will the players fare at their respective new clubs? Let us know in the comment section below.
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