Alexis Sanchez became the first Chilean to play for Manchester United’s first team on Friday as the club took on Yeovil Town in the FA Cup. This is sparked us to take a look at 10 other South Americans who have represented the Red Devils, according to Bleacher Report.
Click through the gallery above to see who the 10 South Americans who played for Manchester United, according to Bleacher Report.
One that is currently still playing for the club is Ecuador international Antonio Valencia. The 32-year-old has seen his game evolve in his 10 years at the club, as he has been moved from the right wing into the right back position. The former Wigan star has made 314 appearances for the Red Devils and has scored 25 goals for the club.
Brazil international Anderson had his ups and downs during his Old Trafford career, but he is highly decorated when it comes medals. The 29-year-old won four Premier League titles, two League Cups, UEFA Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup trophy. The midfielder made 181 appearances for United in his seven years.
His legacy at Old Trafford might be tarnished now, but nobody can take anything away from the achievements Carlos Tevez was able to achieve during his time at the Red Devils he Argentinian striker won the Premier League title in both his seasons at Old Trafford as well as the 2008 Champions League.
Other South American’s whore played for the English club, according to Bleacher Report are Rafael da Silva, Fabio da Silva, Diego Forlan, Gabriel Heinze, Kleberson, Juan Sebastian Veron and Rodrigo Possebon.
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