Alexis Sanchez catches his breath during a game for Inter Milan

Solskjaer expects Alexis Sanchez to return

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has predicted Alexis Sanchez can prove everybody wrong by returning to the club and regaining his best form.

The Chilean forward was loaned to Inter Milan in the summer but sustained an injury while on international duty and has only recently returned to the fold for Antonio Conte's Italian title-chasers.

Amid the constant speculation surrounding new recruits during the January window, Ole pointed out that there could be options for the 2020/21 squad within the present group, including the experienced South American.

Marcos Rojo in training.
Marcos Rojo has been linked with a loan move away from Old Trafford.

“We've got players here that are working hard to get back as well and, if there is something out there, then the club are pursuing that and looking at it,” said Ole, at his press conference ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester City.

“And, of course, it is the difficult window. It has always been. I can't remember how many good 'uns we've brought in, good deals that we've brought in during January. Henrik [Larsson] was good, Nemanja [Vidic] and Patrice [Evra], they were two [good] ones. Henrik was a loan.

“It's hard, it's very hard. The clubs don't want to lose their best players, so Alexis will come back in the summer and prove you all wrong!

Meanwhile, the boss denied reports suggesting Marcos Rojo is on the brink of moving out on loan ahead of Friday's deadline.

“I wouldn't think so,” he said. “Marcos has been injured and he's been working to get back and get fit again. At the moment, it doesn't look like it, no.”

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