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Paul Merson says Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez would guarantee Manchester United the title if he moved to Old Trafford.
“Manchester United should make a bid of more than £50m for Alexis Sanchez because he could bring them the title,” Merson told the Daily Star.
“I wouldn’t get too carried away by the way they steamrolled West Ham last Sunday because they are still a player short for me. For the first 25 minutes or so of that game they never looked like scoring.
“It was just like last season all over again. Then a bit of magic and they’re in front. But will they do that every week?
“In the end West Ham just rolled over. I didn’t fancy United at the start of the season and I didn’t see anything in that game to change my mind.
“But if they got Sanchez, I would. He would make a massive difference.
“Arsenal won’t sell him to a rival for £50m but if United offered £60m or £70m he goes. United can afford it as well.
“They would get most of it back in shirt sales. They’re one of the biggest clubs in the world and their club shop is the size of a shopping centre. They should go for him.”