Express Sport understands the Chile international is set to complete a £35million move to United after they offered more money than Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola have now pulled out of the race, giving the Red Devils a free run at signing Sanchez, although Chelsea have recently emerged as surprise candidates to hijack a deal in the final hour.
It’s a massive turn of events after City all-but agreed a deal to sign Sanchez in the summer, only for the move to fall through towards the end of the transfer window.
It seemed likely he would complete a move to the Etihad this month but City are not prepared to match United’s offer.
And Sanchez’s seemingly impending move to Old Trafford has left Carragher bemused.
“If you’re an attacking player you’d to sign for Guardiola, if you’re a defender you’d sign for Jose Mourinho,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.
United legend Gary Neville offered a different opinion on the transfer, focussing on why City wouldn’t match United’s offer.
“I find it very difficult to think that City can offer less money to a football club, less money to an agent and less money to a player and all of a sudden the player’s going to take £3m less, the agent is going to take £5m less and the Arsenal are going to take £15m less because everyone wants to go and play for Pep Guardiola,” Neville said.
United are reportedly willing to offer Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a deal with Arsenal.