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Martin Keown aims fresh dig at ‘mercenary’ Alexis Sanchez ahead of Manchester United debut

Alexis Sanchez has been named in Manchester United’s starting lineup (Picture: Getty)

Martin Keown has reiterated his belief that Alexis Sanchez acted like a ‘mercenary’ after he joined Manchester United rather than Manchester City.

City boss Pep Guardiola tried to sign Sanchez last summer and revived his interest in the Chilean earlier in the month as his career at the Emirates was clearly coming to an end.

But City were unhappy with the overall cost of a deal and rivals United took full advantage to sign Sanchez on a staggering four-and-a-half-year deal.