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    Man United legend Rio Ferdinand urges Alexis Sanchez to join Man City (video)


    Which Manchester side will Alexis Sanchez join?

    Whilst nothing definitive has taken place over the future of Alexis Sanchez in recent days, there is little doubt that the noise is increasing at a heightened level.

    Ever since last Thursday, Manchester United were firmly in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window.

    Sanchez is out of contract at Arsenal come the end of the season and is refusing to sign a new deal at The Emirates.

    Manchester United are undoubtedly in the mix – one Spanish journalist even believes a deal has been done by Jose Mourinho’s side.

    See: Shocker for Man City: ‘Alexis Sanchez to Man United is a done deal’.

    Rio Ferdinand shocks Man United fans over Alexis

    So whilst Manchester City remain favourites, Manchester United cannot be discounted from pulling off a transfer coup not seen since… they stole Romelu Lukaku from under the noses of Chelsea last summer.

    And, with that backdrop, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand produced a very surprising answer on BT Sport regarding where the Chilean attacker should decide upon.

    Jake Humphrey asked the BT Sport panel after Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Chelsea: “Can you make a footballing case for him to join Manchester United over Manchester City”.

    Man United legend tells Alexis Sanchez to join Manchester City

    Rio Ferdinand answered: “If he’s got an option to go from Arsenal to Manchester City or Manchester United, as a footballer who wanted to win trophies and would judge myself on trophies being won, Manchester City looks like the place to go in that respect.”

    As the video goes on, Rio Ferdinand produces an honest assessment in the difference between Manchester City and Manchester United.

    Ferdinand points out Alexis Sanchez’s relationship with Pep Guardiola and hails City’s style and recent performances.

    As the discussion continues, Glenn Hoddle and and Jermaine Jenas also discuss the choice facing Alexis Sanchez right now.

    At the end of the clip below, Rio Ferdinand explains how much it hurts to praise Manchester City and jokes about his assessment.

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