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The Motherwell graphic that announced the signing of Peter Hartley.

Motherwell parody the #Alexis7 announcement

The transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal to Manchester United was announced via a short film on Monday night, which instantly went viral among fans on social media around the world.

The dramatic 36-second video showed the club’s new signing playing the anthem ‘Glory Glory Man United’ on the piano, before pulling on his iconic no.7 shirt in the Old Trafford dressing room and walking out onto the hallowed turf at the Theatre of Dreams to survey his new home.

Carrying the hashtag #Alexis7, our mini-movie was trending worldwide and, at the time of writing, it has notched up over 19 million combined views on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

 

 

Amazingly, on Tuesday night, the video received a brand new lease of life when Scottish Premiership side Motherwell released their own parody... to announce the signing of Peter Hartley on a permanent contract following his successful loan spell from Blackpool!

The Steelmen’s version shows the towering central defender playing a miniature keyboard – which he later smashes! – before walking out on the Fir Park pitch in the pouring rain. It is brilliantly done, we have to say, and it’s well worth checking out...

 

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

The club's Twitter account, @ManUtd, replied to Motherwell's video with this seal of approval...

 

 

WHAT THE FANS SAID

 

The rise and rise of Alexis Sanchez article

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'I’ve always dreamed of playing for United' article

Alexis has explained the reasons behind his transfer to Old Trafford in a fascinating first interview with MUTV.

Seven reasons why Alexis can United to a new level article

The club's new no.7 will excite fans and could propel Jose Mourinho's team to the next level.