Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaps unexpected praise on this Manchester United flop

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he is impressed with Alexis Sanchez’s drive to regain fitness and says that the former Arsenal man could play against Bournemouth this weekend. Sanchez has missed both of Solskjaer’s games in charge so far due to a hamstring problem but has now returned from Chile after returning to his homeland during his recovery period.

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After a slow start to his Old Trafford career under Jose Mourinho, Sanchez now has the chance to make an impact with Solskjaer at the helm. And the 30-year-old is already striving to win his place back in the team after training on his day off on Christmas Day. ‘Alexis is back, he flew in [from Chile],’ Solskjaer said after United’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.

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‘He’s had two days of good fitness work, hopefully he can join in training with the ball as soon as we get back in again. ‘He is touch and go for Bournemouth but he will definitely be involved at Newcastle.

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‘I’ve not had time to sit down and speak with him in that [much] detail. ‘We had a day off on Christmas Eve, on Christmas Day he was off but he was in training but he’s eager to get back on the pitch, he is a workaholic it seems like.’