Man United fans would prefer to sign Riyad Mahrez over Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United are reportedly in pole position to land Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez this month, but Red Devils fans would prefer them to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez instead.

The Independent revealed on Tuesday that a deal to take the Chile international to Old Trafford was 75% completed on Monday night – with United ready to pay the 29-year-old attacker £400,000-a-week – although Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s reluctance to go the opposite way could delay the transfer.

However, Mahrez has caught the attention with some fine performances for the Foxes since Claude Puel took charge at the King Power Stadium in October, with the Algeria international scoring seven goals and providing a further eight assists in 23 Premier League appearances this season.

Man United supporters were quick to have their say on their club’s latest transfer business via social media, and while one said “forget about Sanchez and sign Mahrez”, another said “I would choose Mahrez over Sanchez”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…