Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Alexis Sanchez to benefit from Manchester United’s new attacking identity.
The Chilean, who has been sidelined for over a month due to a hamstring injury declared himself fit for the Bournemouth clash. Solskjaer didn’t pick Sanchez for that clash, later clarifying that the Chilean needed a few more days, and would be involved in the Newcastle clash.
United have not missed Sanchez, scoring 12 goals in 3 games, and prior to his injury the 30-year old winger had only managed to score 1 goal, a winner, against Wednesday’s opposition, Newcastle at Old Trafford back in October.
“I think he’s a player that would benefit from the interchanging, the rotation, the movement,” Solskjaer said. “The more chances you create, the more times you get the ball into the final third, he’ll be an asset for us.”
“I think he’s looking forward to it. It certainly looked like it [on Saturday] in the session. He scored quite a few nice goals, so that was encouraging.
“He’s had some great training sessions the last few days, he wanted to be here today but we have to manage him, he’s been out for a month. But he’ll be involved, yes.
“He wants to play all the time, he’s one of those characters. He put himself available but it was a few days too early for him. He’s not had enough fitness or whatever, but he’s champing at the bit.”