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Journalist reveals what Alexis Sanchez did after locking himself out his car at Udinese

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Alexis Sanchez is the latest star to join Manchester United, moving from Arsenal in January as part of a swap-deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Since arriving in England from Barcelona in 2014, the 29-year-old Chilean forward has earned a reputation as one of the most dedicated footballers in the Premier League.

"Alexis is an amazing player," Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin told the Oxford Union last week.

"One of the best in the Premier League for sure but he is a player who always wants to win. He demands from everyone, sometimes it can be too much.

"The great thing is he wants to win, to give 100 per cent."

Udinese was his first port of call in Europe and his superb mentality has been perfectly summed up by a new story from his time in Italy.

Manchester United published quotes on their official website from Italian journalist Pietro Oleotto, who tracked the progress of Alexis during the forward’s time with Udinese in Serie A.

“In his first season, he [Alexis] was skinny and stayed on the right wing a lot,” Oleotto recalls, as per manutd.com. “The physicality in the penalty area was too much for him. But the team needed him more central, closer to the goal, to make the most of his dribbling.

Udinese Calcio v Atalanta BC - Serie A

“So he began improving his body and they built him an ad-hoc gym. He worked out for two hours a day after training. I remember seeing him halfway through pre-season training camp and being shocked by how much muscle he had put on.”

What happened when Sanchez locked himself out his car

Oleotto continued: “Once, after training, Alexis drove into Udine to do some shopping. But he accidentally locked his keys and mobile phone in his car.

"I'm not sure what most people would have done, but he just ran home. He jogged the 8km from the heart of the city to his house in the hills. Bemused locals saw him in his club tracksuit running and called us at the paper. It was typical of Alexis to turn the situation into an improvised cross-country run.”

Chile's striker Alexis Sanchez smiles as

That is classic Sanchez.

Training just isn't enough for him - and he's already been lauded for his attitude since joining Old Trafford.

"He has been doing an extra half an hour after the main session has finished by himself," said a United insider, as per The Sun.

"Nobody had asked him to do it but he feels there is an extra sharpness to be had.

Manchester United v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

"He doesn't have to do it, he just insists on it. You will not find a better pro around really, he's superb."

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