Henrikh Mkhitaryan , Alexis Sanchez.

Ryan Giggs gives an honest assessment of the Sanchez/Mkhitaryan deal

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Ryan Giggs is the epitome of a club legend at Manchester United and there is absolutely no disputing that.

The 44-year-old made 963 appearances for the Red Devils and won 13 Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford, with four FA Cups, three League Cups and two Champions League titles to boot.

He even had a stint as caretaker manager at the tail-end of David Moyes reign at the club and served as an assistant to Louis van Gaal before Jose Mourinho had no room for him in his staff.

Now, Giggs has just become the manager of Wales, but the Welshman still has time to talk to Sky Sports about the major deal Man United have just pulled off.

With Alexis Sanchez joining from Arsenal and Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the other direction, the former midfielder believes United have bagged a "ready-made superstar".

"Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez is similar to Robin van Persie [in 2012] in the sense that they're getting a ready-made superstar and you're seeing the contribution already with Anthony Martial upping his performances," Giggs said.

However, the Old Trafford legend cautioned that Arsenal may end up enjoying the better end of the deal.


"I think as well as every United fan I was excited to see Henrikh Mkhitaryan join the club and he looked on the outset like a United player, scoring and creating goals.

"Maybe it will work out for him at Arsenal and he'll set the place on fire, so I'm not sure who has got the best part of the deal, but Sanchez has scored and assisted more goals in the Premier League," Giggs reasoned.

Giggs has a great point. The Armenian playmaker was electric at times at Old Trafford, but he fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho at a moments notice for reasons that have never fully been explained.


Furthermore, he may be reunited with former Dortmund teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates Stadium after Arsene Wenger admitted the club is trying to strike a deal with the German heavyweights.

The stage could be set for Mkhitaryan to truly prove his worth.

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