The services of old have resumed at Manchester United, with the Red Devils playing brilliant and free-flowing attacking football under the new management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Following their 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day, the Mancunians have now scored 8 goals in Ole’s first two games in charge, and the floodgates don’t look like closing anytime soon.
What’s more surprising is that two of United’s prime forwards, viz. Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, are yet to feature under the Norwegian, as both were on leave when the new boss replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm.
Alexis reportedly touched base at the AON Training Complex earlier this week, and the amount of work the Chilean has put in so far seems to have already impressed Solskjaer greatly.
Speaking about the 30-year-old, Ole revealed: “Alexis is back. He flew in on, I can’t remember what day it was, but he’s had two days of good fitness work, hopefully he can join in training with the ball as soon as we get back [to Carrington]. Touch and go for Bournemouth, but probably definitely involved at Newcastle.
“I’ve not had time to sit down and speak in that detail [about his confidence], but of course we had a day off on Christmas Eve, obviously on Christmas Day he was off but he was in training. He’s eager to get back on the pitch, he’s a workaholic it seems like.”
The interim gaffer further spoke about the high expectations and heavy criticism that comes with high transfer fees and astronomical wages, as he added: “When you play for Man United with the badge, there’s a certain responsibility, we play in a certain way.
“I don’t think the amount of money that’s spent should bother anyone. Because football nowadays is crazy, isn’t it? When I played back in the days you thought this must be the top and it has to go down but it keeps on going upwards.
“I don’t think the amount of money is [the players’] fault. They’re players, they’re human beings. The price the club pays doesn’t really bother me or them, it shouldn’t do anyway.”