'It's astonishing' - David Beckham shocked by Sanchez move to Manchester United
- Author: Julie Sanders Jan 31, 2018,
Jan 31, 2018, 2:12
Former Manchester United winger Beckham says he's still in shock at the deal. The one-time United target has scored 30 goals in as many games so far this season, including back-to-back hat-tricks over Christmas against Burnley and Southampton.
'I think everyone that belongs to Manchester United should feel privileged, and that's how I feel.
After weeks of speculation, the Chilean completed his transfer from Arsenal on Monday and Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will be part of the squad for the Emirates FA Cup fourth-round tie at Yeovil Town.
And now they are focussed on player sales rather than more acquisitions, according to the Manchester Evening News.
On Sanchez, Beckham said: "I still can't believe it's happened, to be honest".
"It is one of the top teams in the country", Mourinho said.
Beckham was speaking at the launch of his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami, the city to which he dreams of bringing some of football's leading players, when he was asked about Chile forward Sanchez's recent switch to Old Trafford.
"It's always been the same and that is why in the last seven years, I've won nearly everything, the only thing missing is the Champions [League]".
"The game as a whole won't change because of one player", he told ESPN.
"Of course we have some options", Pochettino said.
A decision to walk away from the deal was helped by a good diagnosis on Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, who had suffered a knee ligament injury over Christmas but is set to return in early February. I know what he's trying to do, give him a boost, but I'm not sure it's right to go calling him world class.
"The team is going to be ready to compete, knowing it's such an important game, that we can close the gap to second in table and put ourselves in a good position in the table".