Alexis Sanchez is set to return to the Manchester United first team for Wednesday’s game against Newcastle. The Chilean hasn’t played since November 24th but made himself available for our 4-1 win over Bournemouth, only for the staff to deem him not quite ready.
Ole Gunar Solskjaer believes that the more attacking football United are now playing since the departure of Jose Mourinho can only help players like Sanchez, who has been largely disappointing since his transfer from Arsenal almost a year ago.
Sanchez had some great training sessions over the last few days. He wanted to be here today as well but we had to manage. Obviously he has been out for a month but he will be involved, yeah. He wants to play all the time. He is one of those characters. He made himself available [for Bournemouth] but it was a few days too early for him because he has not really had enough fitness work but he is chomping at the bit.
I think he is a player that would benefit from the interchanging, the rotation and the movements. Of course, the more chances you create and the more times you get the ball into the final third, [the more] he will be an asset for us – on the floor or in between or in behind. I think he is looking forward to it. It certainly looked like it yesterday in the session because he scored quite a few nice goals so that was encouraging.