Alexis backed by Solskjaer
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has voiced his support for Alexis Sanchez, as the Chilean forward continues to build his fitness.
“Alexis is such a professional,”began Solskjaer.
“He comes in every single day, working really hard, and he wants to be a part of this. Of course, there have been [media] stories again, [saying] that he has been put in the Reserves. Of course he hasn't!
“He's part of our squad and he's a very, very good player. He's just had a couple of weeks, three weeks now, so he's a few weeks behind the rest, but he's very close to being part of it.”
“We don't have the biggest forward line in [terms of] numbers, so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect,”admitted Ole.
“Because we expect him to come good at this club. He's quality.
“We've had a behind-closed-doors game and he's training, he's doing a little bit of extra work and it'll be [about] gradually integrating him into more and more playing time. But we'll have more behind-closed-doors games, because with only one game a week now it's hard to keep everyone ticking, so we're arranging a few of them.”