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Alexis Sanchez breaks Manchester United shirt sales record

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has announced that Chilean set a new record of shirt sales after joining the English League (EPL) club during the winter

During the presentation of the English football giant's results for the second quarter of the 2017/2018 season on Thursday, also revealed that the former broke the Red Devils' interaction records, reports

"has set a new January signing record in terms of shirt sales, three times the previous record," Woodward said.

Sanchez joined from Arsenal on a four-year-and-a-half contract in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved to the Gunners from Old Trafford.

Sanchez also set new records on as the deal announcement post was "the biggest United post on with two million likes and comments, the most shared United post ever, the most retweeted United post ever, and the hashtag #Alexis7 was the number one trending topic on worldwide," Woodward added.

"To put that into context, the announcement posts generated 75 percent more interactions than the announcement of the sale of the world's most-expensive last summer when Neymar moved from to Paris Saint-Germain," he continued.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 14:16 IST