Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rubbished suggestions that Alexis Sanchez will be made to train with the club’s reserves and insists he remains part of his plans at Manchester United.
The forward is United’s highest earner on a reported £400,000-a-week but has failed to make an impact since joining from Arsenal in January 2018.
It has been claimed that Solskjaer is prepared to banish the 30-year-old to the reserves as he is so determined to get rid of him.
Roma are understood to be interested in signing him on loan for the season, but United would have to subsidise his wages if he were to join the Italian side.
There were also reports this week that Sanchez had a bust-up with United youngster Mason Greenwood in training.
But in Solskjaer’s press conference ahead of their match with Wolves on Monday, he poured cold water on the rumours and backed the Chilean to come good.
He said: “Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day, really hard, and he wants to be part of this.
“It’s these stories again that he’s been put in the reserves and all this – of course he hasn’t.
“He’s part of our squad and he’s a very, very good player. He’s had three weeks now, so he’s a few weeks behind the rest but he’s very close to being part of it.”
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Also when asked if Sanchez will be an option as striker this season, Solskjaer said: “We don’t have the biggest forward line in numbers, so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect.
“We expect him to come good at this club. He’s quality.”
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