Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives latest Man United update on Alexis Sanchez

Ole Gunner Solskjaer is hopeful that Alexis Sanchez can hit top form for Man United before the end of the season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: YouTube / Screengrab)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping that Alexis Sanchez will be able to help fire Manchester United back into the top four before the end of the season.

The Chile international has been out injured with a knee problem in recent weeks but he returned to first-team action on Tuesday night when he came on as a late substitute during Manchester United’s 3-0 loss to FC Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Sanchez, 30, has struggled to find consistent form for Manchester United since his move to Old Trafford from Arsenal in the January transfer window of 2018.

However, he will now be hoping to play an important role in Manchester United’s end to the campaign under Solskjaer.

And the Manchester United manager gave his assessment on Sanchez after he came on to play the final 10 minutes on Tuesday night’s game at Camp Nou.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Tuesday night, Solskjaer said: “Alexis has been injured now since the start of March so he’s been out for six weeks.

“It was important that he got 15 minutes on the pitch and for his mentality as well – he knows his knee is OK. He was close to getting a goal.

“Hopefully he can give us a bit towards the end of the season so we can push to get into the top four.”

Manchester United will now dust themselves down as they turn their attentions back towards Premier League affairs.

The Red Devils are preparing to travel to Everton in the Premier League on Easter Sunday as they bid to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four this season alive.

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