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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Alexis Sanchez is a "cheap" signing after his man-of-the-match debut against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup.

Mourinho's side beat neighbours and Premier League leaders Manchester City to Sanchez, who arrived from Arsenal in a swap deal involving out-of-favour playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Chile international forward Sanchez showed why United were so desperate to sign him with two assists in Friday's 4-0 rout of Yeovil.

"He was cheap wasn't he? Free transfer! He was free," Mourinho said with a wry smile. "So for that price he's fantastic.

"I think everybody thinks the same in this country. Everyone has to agree that he is a fantastic player and the team that got him has a plus.

"We have a good group of attacking players you could see today we played with three of them, [Jesse] Lingard was on the bench, [Romelu] Lukaku was on the bench, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] at home, [Anthony] Martial at home. So we have a good group."

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