Alexis Sanchez has 'right character' for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United - Bryan Robson

ARSENAL FORWARD ALEXIS Sanchez boasts all of the qualities that Manchester United are looking for in a summer signing, says Bryan Robson.

"You will get something from him and that is something you can't level at a lot of the Arsenal players".

"His character is right, he's a tough player". When you put that all in the one package, he's the type we would like here.

"People dismiss the Community Shield but as a player you always wanted to win it because it gives you confidence going into the season", he said.

"The young lads - especially Rashford and Martial - will improve because they'll be another year older with more experience".

The Chilean, who spent three seasons playing for Barcelona, returned to Spain this week to enjoy some time in the sun alongside two of his best friends - his golden retrievers, Atom and Humber.

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Robson, a global ambassador for United, believes Mourinho needs to take a leaf out of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson's book by having four "really good strikers who are in competition with each other for games". Now, it seems that there are deeper problems between the player and the club.

Robson, despite talking about Pogba being his choice to be the next captain, would still like Rooney to stay and he believes that Jose Mourinho does want the striker to stay beyond this summer at least.

Rooney's future remains uncertain and he could play his last game at Old Trafford this weekend for Michael Carrick's testimonial, as a number of clubs eye up a move for the England striker. "He hasn't had such a great season but he still has unbelievable ability and he's also good for the kids".

Robson's former team-mate Gary Pallister thinks Pogba will get better as the years progress.

United lacked firepower in the recent campaign, scoring 54 altogether in the Premier League, which was 32 fewer than top scorers Tottenham Hotspur. He'll have been disappointed to leave but he's answered all those questions about whether he can play in the Premier League or for his country.

  • Julie Sanders