Udinese star Alexis Sanchez has declared he wants to move to Manchester United.

The Chile international has been a long-term target for United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who had him watched regularly while the youngster played on-loan with River Plate.

Sanchez declared: "I'd like to play in English football, especially for Manchester United. I like their fast game and the pride the fans show in their team. I'd take a move to England before Spain."