Transfer news: Manchester United urged to make Sanchez swoop

Tony Cascarino has urged Manchester United to put all their efforts into pushing through a deal for Alexis Sanchez next month.

The former Republic of Ireland star believes Sanchez has the potential to emulate Robin van Persie’s successful switch to Old Trafford.

Manchester City are the heavy favourites to sign him and are expected to return with another bid next month after failing to complete a deal before the start of the season.

However, Cascarino insists Sanchez would be the ideal signing to kickstart United’s league campaign.

“I think United should try to snatch Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal,” Cascarino told The Times.

“They managed it with Robin van Persie, and Mourinho would be able to offer him assured starts, whereas he might face more competition at City.”