Interim United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he has high hopes for Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez is back in full training after missing all of United’s December matches and is expected to feature against Newcastle tomorrow.
Sanchez’s only goal of the season came in the 3-2 win over Newcastle in October.
The Chilean has been a big disappointment in his opening year at Old Trafford.
On his day he is a world class player, who has starred at World Cups and propelled Chile to two Copa America wins.
United just have not seen it so far. Now he has a fresh start under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
Jose Mourinho could not figure out how to fit him into his rigid attacking system.
Solskjaer’s United have played with fluidity, and he believes Sanchez can be a perfect fit.
Speaking to SkySports Solskjaer said: “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.”
A fully fit and firing Sanchez can take this United side to a totally different level.
We thought that would happen last year. Instead we saw a shell of a player.
Forgive us for getting our hopes up one last time that we might finally see the dynamic, energetic world class player we though we were signing.