Manchester United could replace Alexis Sanchez with this Mexican star

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According to the latest reports, Manchester United could be about to replace Alexis Sanchez with this exciting Mexican star in the summer transfer window.

For a few weeks the news had been about one man in January 2018. Arch rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City were embroiled in a tug of war for the services of one of the best players in the Premier League.

Alexis Sanchez was not just a typical winger. He could slalom past players with ease. At the Emirates he’d weave past his opponents as if he was intangible or just a mere phantom from the figment of their imagination. The Chilean was the master of deceit, blessed with twinkle toes and a tenacious attitude. Before the defenders could catch on, he was already gone.

On top of his wide array of skillset, Sanchez had the ability to score goals on a regular basis. The Chilean was renowned for being able to unleash a venomous strike on goal that would almost always nestle into the back of the net.

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So when the Red Devils announced they had won the race for the exciting winger, the United faithful rejoiced.

At last, the Man United finally had the perfect candidate to replace the lingering memories of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Alexis Sanchez was the impeccable heir to Ronaldo’s throne at Old Trafford.

Of course those premonitions never came to be true. The Chilean’s time has been a frustrating one at Old Trafford and he looks likely to leave in the summer transfer window, having fallen down the pecking order under Solskjaer’s leadership.

Man United fans will not rue his departure. Especially if rumours about his potential replacement are true.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport via the Daily Express, the Red Devils are considering making a move for Napoli star Hirving Lozano.

The Mexican winger caught the attention of the footballing world with his sublime performances at the World Cup.

Hirving Lozano is definitely of Alexis Sanchez’s ilk. He has been prolific in terms of scoring goals during his spell with PSV and his style of play resembles the Chilean in his prime with tenacious and often explosive runs on the flanks.

Still just 24 years of age, Hirving Lozano has a bright future ahead of him.

He has struggled for game time at Napoli with the Italian side preferring to deploy stringent defensive tactics, but Hirving Lozano could thrive under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s explosive counter attacking style.

Lozano’s pace and skill is made for the Red Devils and with the Mexican currently out of favour at Napoli, he could be available on the cheap.

Next. United have a crucial Ighalo decision to make. dark

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