Plus, January has a habit of springing deals which are in the player's favour because, like Sanchez, they are coming to the end of their contract.
It was claimed the two clubs had chose to divide the deals to work on them separately, with Sanchez moving to Old Trafford for a fee in the region of £35 million.
Sanchez's first game for United could be against Yeovil in the FA Cup.
Chris Smalling has revealed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's simple instruction to his players in the second half at Burnley.
That monster deal has prompted a warning from former assistant coach to Sir Alex Ferguson, Steve McClaren, that his high wages could create dressing-room disharmony.
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But the Syrian foreign ministry strongly denied this and President Bashar Assad slammed the offensive as "support for terrorism". The PYD/ PKK is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU.
"Wage parity is very important to players".
Whilst Sanchez will earn just over £500,000-a-week, Mkhitaryan will land £300,000 which will push him into the top-ten earners in the world.
"We know the way they play, they are better than anyone playing that way, and you need to adapt to it to be successful. Paperwork complete, Mkhitaryan will undergo a medical over the next two days". Now Pogba's agent Mino Raiola is ready to tell United that his current £200,000-aweek salary is no longer the going rate for a player of his stature.
Manchester United are on the brink of formally announcing the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal after the Chilean superstar was spotted on the Old Trafford pitch wearing the club's colours, taking pictures for his official unveiling.
The 29-year-old is reported to have already agreed a bumper four-and-a-half year deal worth at least £400,000 per week that blew previous favourites and neighbouring rivals Manchester City out of the reckoning.
Speaking after United's 1-0 win over Burnley, Mourinho said of signing Sanchez: "I expect soon or never".