Date published: Sunday 14th June 2020 1:22
Alexis Sanchez will be given hope of resurrecting his Man Utd career if he is willing to accept one major condition.
The Chilean has endured a torrid two-and-a-half years since he moved to Old Trafford in 2018.
A lacklustre 18 months in Manchester resulted in a humbling loan exit to Inter Milan this season.
Sanchez’s form has fared no better in Italy, however, with just one goal returned from 16 appearances across all competitions.
Despite agreeing to extend his loan spell beyond the initially contracted date, Inter appear highly unlikely to turn his temporary move permanent.
That leaves Man Utd and Solskjaer with conundrums in both the squad and financial departments.
Sanchez is the club’s highest earner on a reported £400,000-per-week salary.
And with two years remaining on his current deal, potential suitors are not anticipated to be queuing out of the door.
However, British newspaper The Mirror suggest Sanchez will be given a fresh opportunity at Man Utd if he is willing to accept a squad role.
Young forwards Daniel James and Mason Greenwood have emerged in Sanchez’s absence. And it is their progression and the squad’s balance that Solskjaer is ‘wary of disturbing.’
Regardless, the article reveals that ‘club sources say Sanchez could play a part – if he’s willing to accept a squad role rather than a first choice guarantee.’
Solskjaer on Sanchez
Solskjaer said: “Of course there’s a place for good players and good people in this environment.
“Let’s see where we get to after the season, because we do feel this squad is exciting. We do feel we’re on the way to something.
“It’s up to all the players when they’re here to do well, because there’s always talk of people coming in and out, and it’s about gelling this group together.
“Sometimes when you decorate your living room it might be a nice chair or nice sofa but it maybe doesn’t go with the rest of it.
“For us to think about major honours, our focus is about finishing the league this season.
“We have to decide when this season has finished, what the next one will look like.”
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