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Aubameyang, Sanchez score first goals for Arsenal, Manchester United

Aubameyang, Sanchez score first goals for Arsenal, Manchester United

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Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Alexis Sanchez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored their first goals for new clubs Manchester United and Arsenal on Saturday.Sanchez's score came in the 67th minute for the Red Devils. He went to receive a pass at the top of the box before being fouled by Huddersfield Town defender Michael Hefele.The former Gunners star lined up for a penalty kick against keeper Jonas Lossl. Sanchez's strike was saved at first, but the ball ricocheted off of Lossl's right arm. The ball bounced right back to Sanchez, who finished it with his left boot at the far post.Sanchez's goal pushed United ahead for a final 2-0 lead. Romelu Lukaku scored United's first goal in the 55th minute."[The penalty-taking decision] was between him and Paul," United manager Jose Mourinho said after the match. "...
Manchester United transfers: Nine of the most exciting club deals, including Sanchez, Pogba and Cantona

Manchester United transfers: Nine of the most exciting club deals, including Sanchez, Pogba and Cantona

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His goals (68 in 85 games) had turned him into a hero among Newcastle fans and they were devastated when it was revealed Cole had been sold to United for £7m in January (£6m plus £1m-rated Keith Gillespie). To Man United fans, though, they were buying a player who was clearly going to become even better. Here was a man who earned PFA Young Player of the Year for the 1993/94 season and he ended up firing them to Champions League glory in 1999 as well as five Premier League titles.Sunday, January 28, 2018A lot of Manchester United fans were over the moon when it was revealed their interest in Alexis Sanchez was more than a mere rumour.The 29-year-old arrived from Arsenal in the 2018 January transfer window to great fanfare, but where does the deal rank amongst other exciting United signings?
Sanchez makes debut as Man Utd ease past Yeovil

Sanchez makes debut as Man Utd ease past Yeovil

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Alexis Sanchez played a hand in two goals as his Manchester United debut ended in a comfortable 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round victory at League Two strugglers Yeovil Town.Chile forward Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal in a swap deal for Armenia's Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Monday, started wide on the left at a packed Huish Park.The 29-year-old was frequently involved for United and his passes found Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera for their goals either side of half-time, before he was substituted on 72 minutes.The Somerset side had started brightly as Jordan Green's early effort was saved by Sergio Romero - who came in as one of 10 United changes - but the lowest-ranked side left in this season's FA Cup rarely looked likely to produce one of the competitions greatest ever shocks.Jesse Lingar...
Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal switch as Sanchez swap moves closer

Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal switch as Sanchez swap moves closer

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Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to move in the opposite direction in a straight swap.Armenia international Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday.The length of his contract at Arsenal, and his salary, is undisclosed.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had said striker Sanchez, 29, would only join United if Mkhitaryan moved to Arsenal.Sanchez missed Arsenal's 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday because he was travelling to Manchester."He didn't play because you cannot drive up north and play football at the same time," said Wenger.United boss Jose Mou...
Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal forward likely to join Man Utd – Arsene Wenger

Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal forward likely to join Man Utd – Arsene Wenger

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Media playback is not supported on this device Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says it is "likely" forward Alexis Sanchez will join Premier League rivals Manchester United.Sanchez, 29, is out of contract in June and is thought to have agreed personal terms with the Old Trafford club."I worked on transfers for 30 years so it is likely to happen, but at any moment it can break down," said Wenger.Wenger also said it was a "possibility" United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be a part of the deal."I like the player," added Wenger. "We played many times against him when he was at Dortmund. He appreciated the quality of our games. The wages would not be a problem."Armenia international Mkhitaryan, 28, has not agreed terms on a move but was le...