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‘There’s a bit of sick in my mouth!’ – Ian Wright reacts to Sanchez's Man United debut
Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal to join Manchester United earlier in the week (Picture: Getty)

Ian Wright joked he felt ‘sick’ as Alexis Sanchez prepared to make his Manchester United debut against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup.

Four days after completing a stunning move to Old Trafford, Sanchez was named in United’s starting line-up for the fourth round clash at Huish Park.

Arsenal fans have been resigned to losing Sanchez for a number of months, with the Chilean refusing to sign a new contract and attracting interest from Manchester City and United.

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And ahead of his first appearance for the Red Devils, former Arsenal and England striker Wright told BBC: ‘There’s a bit of sick in my mouth about that one! But it’s done.

‘It’s a shame to see but it’s a new chapter for him. It’s too fresh – it still hurts. Jose Mourinho has taken another great player from Arsenal which is disappointing.’

Sanchez’s move to the Theatre of Dreams – which was wrapped up as Arsenal secured a deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan – made him the highest paid player in England.

‘There’s a bit of sick in my mouth!’ – Ian Wright reacts to Sanchez's Man United debut
(Picture: Getty)
‘There’s a bit of sick in my mouth!’ – Ian Wright reacts to Sanchez's Man United debut
(Picture: Getty)

But Alan Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer, believes United have completed a fine piece of business.

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‘We have to accept that [the money involved],’ he said. ‘It is only going to get bigger. The Neymar deal increased transfer fees, increased wages for everyone.

‘It is an incredible amount of money but believe it or not it is a good deal for Manchester United. He hasn’t gone for the money. He could have sat tight for two or three months and got more money in the summer.’

‘There’s a bit of sick in my mouth!’ – Ian Wright reacts to Sanchez's Man United debut
(Picture: Getty)

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Asked what Chile international Sanchez will bring to United, Shearer added: ‘He’ll bring a guile and experience – it’s a coup for United to sign him.

‘Particularly as their neighbours wanted him. He’ll bring goals and assists. He will improve United.’

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