And Ferdinand, who enjoyed a trophy-laden career at United between the years of 2002 and 2014, believes that the Chile global has more chances of winning silverware with Pep Guardiola's side.
Manchester City are believed to be prepared to walk away from the deal as they are not willing to match Arsenal's asking price for a player who will become available on a free transfer in the summer. I don't know but, probably this weekend, he's going to defend Arsenal colours, so I don't think it's correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal are unlikely to let the German leave midway through the campaign, especially if Alexis Sanchez leaves, which looks highly likely. "He is our player and a very good player".
Sanchez was thought to be heading to either Manchester City or United, but now Liverpool have registered an interest in Arsenal's Chilean forward.
Nevertheless, Mourinho does not think that any signing will bridge the gap between United and City in terms of points in the Premier League this season, with Guardiola's side 15 clear ahead of its trip to Liverpool on Sunday. Whether Arsenal's interest in these players is concrete or not remains to be seen, but Sanchez will be going nowhere until a new attacker arrives. Mourinho is said to consider Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to be wide forwards, rather than players who can play centre-forward. "And I don't want this to sound bad towards Everton; they could be like Everton".
The decision now appears to come down to whether Sanchez will take the bigger financial package on offer from United or seal a move to link-up with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at City.
Manchester United are not content with signing just Alexis Sanchez - they also want to sign his Arsenal colleague Mesut Ozil.
Speaking of Sanchez's possible arrival, reports have suggested that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be headed the other way in a player plus cash deal.