EPL: Alexis Sanchez is exciting, dynamic, says Michael Carrick

Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 11:34 IST | AFP

Man Utd midfielder insists new signing Alexis will be a terrific player and perfect fit for Red Devils as Chilean prepares for EPL debut v Spurs today

Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick

Former England midfielder Michael Carrick, who captained Manchester United against Yeovil on his first appearance since September, hailed Alexis Sanchez signing as a coup as he labelled the flamboyant playmaker a perfect United star. The Chile forward is set to make his Premier League debut for his new club at Tottenham tonight.

Sanchez is the highest paid player in the Premier League after making a move to United from Spurs' rivals Arsenal. Sanchez, 29, marked his debut by setting up two goals in United's 4-0 beating of Yeovil in the FA Cup on Friday. "He is not bad is he? Not bad for a little man," Carrick said. "He is going to be a terrific player, he is a proper Manchester United player, and it's great to have him here.

Alexis Sanchez during his FA Cup debut for Manchester United against Yeovil Town at Somerset on Friday. Pic/Getty Images
Alexis Sanchez during his FA Cup debut for Manchester United against Yeovil Town at Somerset on Friday. Pic/Getty Images

"He is so exciting and so dynamic. He's always looking to create opportunities, to play forward and the fans are going to enjoy watching him, hopefully we will enjoy playing with him," Carrick added.

Meanwhile, United midfielder Ander Herrera claims Sanchez's fighting spirit has already ignited Man United. The Spain midfielder said Sanchez's grit and desire have rubbed off on his new colleagues and are certain to prove a huge asset. "What I like about him is the way he fights when the team loses the ball," Herrera said. "He's ready to be the first defender for the team, and that's big for us. We know his quality on the ball, he's amazing."

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