According to reports in The Mirror, Manchester United are closing in on a £30m deal to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, but Red Devils fans have urged them to follow up the addition of the Chilean by bringing Riyad Mahrez to Old Trafford too following another impressive display against Chelsea on Saturday.
The 26-year-old has been back to his best in recent months under Claude Puel following a disappointing start to the campaign, and he was a constant threat for the Blues backline at Stamford Bridge from the right wing.
Jose Mourinho doesn’t really have a long-term option on that side with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard failing to make a significant impact in the Portuguese boss’ preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, and the Algeria international could be the answer to the issue.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on his latest performance via social media and the potential arrival of Sanchez, and while one said “now let’s get Mahrez too”, another said the club ‘needs Mahrez and Sanchez for the Champions League this season’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I'm happy that we are signing Alexis Sanchez. I wanted #mufc to sign him way back in 2010, we should have splashed some cash then.
Now lets get Mahrez too.
— Bill United 46 (@BillRalte) January 14, 2018
@ManUtd since we can't stop you guys from signing Sanchez can you please sign Mahrez too before the window closes
— Son Of Zeus (@Kvnq_Jamal) January 14, 2018
I'd love if we could sign both Sanchez and Mahrez..
But if I'm asked to pick based current squad need.. I'll go with Mahrez. A right wing wizard is highly needed..
— D.A.B🕺 (@SmartDaviduf) January 14, 2018
If and it's a big if, if we can get Sanchez at united it would be a fantastic signing but if we could get mahrez in too? We'd be some threat to city.
— SCOTTY (@ST_WOOLYBACK) January 14, 2018
@ManUtd needs Mahrez and Sanchez badly this season for the champions league
— #King (@South_Africaa) January 14, 2018
Drop Martial to the bench,play Sanchez on the left and sign Mahrez for the RW position
— Charles Odoch🇺🇬 (@CharlesOdoch1) January 14, 2018
Imagine we sign Mahrez and Sanchez and play Sanchez at supporting striker
— Fourth_fale (@_skillerTaiwo) January 14, 2018
Sign Sanchez and Mahrez!!! @ManUtd
— Ryan Sockett (@RyanSoc) January 13, 2018
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