Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come out in support of Alexis Sanchez.
Speaking at his morning press conference, Solskjaer said Sanchez is firmly part of his plans and wants to be part of the Manchester United team.
Sanchez is behind on his fitness after picking up an injury at the Copa America.
This somehow led to speculation he is keen to leave, with The Times claiming Sanchez wants out.
The Sun claimed Solskjaer was ‘ready to dump Sanchez in the reserves’ if he didn’t move.
Solskjaer has come out this morning and emphatically dismissed all of this.
He told The Telegraph: “Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day really hard and he wants to be a part of this
“These stories that he’s been put in the reserves? Of course he hasn’t, he’s part of our squad and he is a really good player.
“He has had three weeks now, so he’s a few weeks behind the rest but close to being part of it.
“We don’t have the biggest forward line in numbers so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect because we expect him to come good at this club, he’s quality.”
We forecast this yesterday, relaying information of United’s official line on Sanchez not matching up with the media talk.
It seems the media just need some controversy to stir up regarding United, and Sanchez is an easy target.
Its obvious he hasn’t lived up to expectations, and this season really has to be his final chance.
As Solskjaer points out, United might need him, especially if injuries hit, and the Europa League set to stretch the squad.
After that its time for Sanchez to show what he can do, and he can’t be happy with how it has worked out.
He should have a lot of motivation to rediscover his form, and the media rubbish surrounding him should only add to his desire to prove a point.
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