Old Trafford boss keen to land Udinese star.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has intensified his pursuit of Udinese star Alexis Sanchez.
The Daily Mail says Ferguson is understood to have made a personal call to Udinese’s Sanchez to persuade him to join United ahead of Barcelona.
The Chile forward is keen on playing in Spain but Barca are struggling to match Udinese’s £30m valuation with possible makeweight Bojan Krkic keen on joining Roma if he has to leave.
Ferguson is close to Sanchez’s agent and remains hopeful of bringing him to Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the most canny manager’s to have ever managed a football team and he knows the importance of the personal touch when needed and perhaps, if indeed this source is accurate, a bit of personal contact with the talented Udinese man would be just what might give the Old Trafford boss the edge in the pursuit of the Chilean winger that it seems everyone wants to land.
As it stands it seems that the chase is now very much a two horse race between United and Barcelona but the lack of funds available to Pep Guardiola may well give Ferguson the edge as he looks to add more creativity to link midfield and attack.
Sanchez’s direct running could make him a Premier League hit and his goal threat would be a useful tool to add to a midfield that lacks cutting edge. The likes of Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Luis Antonio Valencia and Nani don’t offer as much in that department as the 22 year old former River Plate and Colo Colo man who netted 12 goals from 27 matches in Serie A last term.
Ferguson may well see the youngster as the next Cristiano Ronaldo, a player who can make something out of nothing, a player who scares the lives out of defenders and is also built to flourish in the Champions League, in many ways he seems a far better player for this role than Ashley Young.