What Solskjaer Said About Alexis Sanchez After His Goal Against Arsenal

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Alexis Sanchez made huge strides through his performance against Arsenal.

The Chilean international has struggled to get back to his best since joining Manchester United in January 2018, with injuries and poor form hindering the star forward.

However, like every other member of the Red Devils’ squad, Sanchez also seem to be on the verge of improving massively under new interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and it was quite evident through the forward’s display against Arsenal.

The 30-year-old returned to the Emirates for the first time since departing from the North London club, marking the special occasion with an impressive goal and a decent overall performance.

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Following the FA Cup win, Solskjaer was full of praise for the former Barcelona man, commending the player’s determination and workrate.

Speaking about the difficulty they face while communicating, Ole stated: “Well, in my broken English and with his broken English. You try to sit him down and speak to him but he’s a really hard-working, proud man, and he is really determined to prove his worth.

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“He has been fantastic since I came. His workrate in training has been brilliant. Unfortunately, he has had the injuries, but I think [Friday] is a big, big step forward for him.”

Solskjaer further stressed how Alexis receives no special treatment despite his star status, as he added: “Everyone gets treated the same, because when you come in and you are looking around the dressing room and there are so many good players you have to prove your worth.

“You don’t just live off the price tag. I am not interested in what they have cost or what they are earning. What I am interested in is what they can give the team. But he does really want to be part of it.”