09 Feb, 13:30
Alexis Sanchez has set new record at Manchester United.
Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal, smashed record for most shirts sold in January transfer window. The Chile international also set another record in terms of social interaction. His unveiling on social media garnered 75% more than when Neymar completed his world record move from Barcelona to Paris-Saint Germain. The Red Devils confirmed this during club’s second quarter earnings conference on Thursday.
"Alexis Sanchez has set a new January signing record in terms of shirt sales - three times that previous record. This trade [Sanchez to United] generated some interesting social media stats. It was the biggest United post on Instagram with two million likes and comments, the most shared United Facebook post ever, the most retweeted United post ever and #Alexis7 was the number one trending topic on Twitter worldwide," Said Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
United still made a £29million loss in the last quarter despite the booming numbers from the transfer. The losses were attributed changes in corporate tax rates in the USA, where their owners, the Glazer family operate.
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