It is no secret that Manchester United haven't had the best of luck with their wingers as of late, with the likes of Ashley Young, Nani and at times Luis Antonio Valencia unable to perform at the expected level.

The level of inconsistency has hurt Manchester United at times, with the likes of Shinji Kagawa performing on the left, and even more recently Belgian wonderkid Adnan Janujaz stepping up to make their mark.

But how long can Manchester United and David Moyes play the waiting game?

How long will they wait before finally dipping into the transfer market and snapping up a winger who will bring something new to the team, whatever they decide, they need to do it sooner rather than later.

The man they have been linked with heavily ever since Sir Alex was in charge, The Express report that David Moyes is ready to rekindle the club's interest in FC Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez. 

A move for Sanchez would be welcomed by many fans at the club, with many showcasing their frustrations surrounding the likes of Ashley Young on more than one occasion, Sanchez will definitely bring something new to the team.

Nani, Young, Zaha, Valencia, Januzaj and even Kagawa are some of the players that can play out wide, so on paper it would seem ridiculous for Manchester United to snap up another winger, but in reality it is needed.

And even Luis Antonio Valencia has welcomed a potential move for the Chilean to ply his trade at Old Trafford, saying it would be ‘great’.

Speaking with La Tercera; he said: “Alexis Sanchez is a great player, you have already seen him against us. He is even important in such a great team as Barcelona.

“It would be great for Alex to arrive at Manchester United. Hopefully we’ll resolve this option and it will end concretely.”

Sanchez is beginning to prove his worth, his brace in the 5-1 victory over Real Valladolid topped off with a man-of-the-match performance in Chile’s 2-1 victory over Valencia’s Ecuador - a result which meant Chile will be playing in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

It does look like Manchester United have a number of players capable of playing in the wing position, and some are either not being played or are simply playing poorly.

The move will only end in positives now. The player who joined FC Barcelona for €26million has certainly upped his value with his performances, and if Sanchez is capable of producing the same in the Premier League as he has been able to in La Liga, then he will win Manchester United crucial points.

Along with this, Sanchez’s arrival could mean that the likes of Young and Valencia up their game in training, knowing that there is a new threat ready to take their spot in the starting line-up.

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