Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Hints At New Role For Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez in action.

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The transfer window has ended and more than a few Manchester United fans have been left disappointed by the manner in which their club fared during the summer.

In addition to being incapable of acquiring all of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s alleged requirements, Ed Woodward and company also succeeded in killing otherwise possible deals citing high prices to be the reason for the same.

Now even though the window has closed for purchasing players, the Premier League clubs still have just under a month to sell or loan out their talents to other clubs in Europe.

Many fans were hoping that Alexis Sanchez would be a name that will depart this summer.


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During his pre-game press-conference ahead of the weekend’s highly anticipated opener against Chelsea, Solskjaer was quizzed as to whether or not Sanchez would be sold in the days that remained.

The Norwegian gaffer, who is about to commence his first full season with the club, responded as follows: “Alexis has come in and trained well, of course, he’s four or five weeks behind the boys and he has not played apart from the one behind closed doors here, I think he’ll see this as an opportunity as well to make his mark. I do expect him to stay, there’s a striker there we think is going to be able to score some goals.”


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This indicates that not only will the Chilean stay, but that he may also undergo a crucial role change.

Sanchez’ lack of goals has been somewhat of a laughing matter at the club, particularly given the ridiculously high sum of wages he makes on a weekly basis.

However, the former Arsenal and Barcelona forward did show some hopeful displays with Chile over the summer and now fans will be hoping that his resurgence is on the line.

What will this mean for the numerous other players vying for an offensive role at Old Trafford?