The Manchester United legend believes the addition of Alexis Sanchez makes the club an entirely different proposition in Europe
Manchester United could be set for a tilt at the Champions League final this season now that they have, according to club legend Lou Macari.
Alexis Sanchez made his home debut for United on Saturday, scoring his first goal for the club in a Man of the Match display as they beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 at Old Trafford
Malizumedia and other sport agency that Macari has told united that Sanchez’s arrival will transformsUnited into a side capable of going deep in the Champions League this term.
“What he does for us is add competition for places, which any manager would tell you is fantastic. It sorts of livens up one or two others, and in our case it gives us a better chance in Europe,” Macari explained.
“There wouldn’t be many United supporters before saying there’s an outstanding chance of us winning the Champions League, but when you sign somebody like him it can be the turning point in your season in the biggest competition there is.
“Let’s be honest, the team was doing alright before we signed him but we needed a little bit of an injection of something and he just may be that something that we needed.
Even though he came for the money he deserves it and is what Manchester United needs now.
“So I think it was a good deal and he can give you a little bit more of an opportunity to go further in the Champions League.”
Macari adds that the fact United missed some big guns when being paired with Sevilla in the round of 16 also bodes well for their European hopes.
“That’s going to happen and that’s one of the reasons why Jose would have been convincing the powers-that-be that we’ve got to sign him.
“The other thing he’ll do as well which we didn’t have in the team apart from Jesse Lingard is somebody who goes at players, picks the ball up and runs at them, which is a bit of a dying art in football nowadays.”