Manchester United reject Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s concerns about Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez is set to stay at United (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United will reportedly refuse to sell Alexis Sanchez despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and managerial candidates raising concerns about the Chilean.

Solskjaer is expected to be named the permanent boss, but United have explored other options including Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Sanchez joined from Arsenal in a costly transfer that saw United fork out huge agent and signing on fees, as well as commit to a massive salary for the Chilean.

Solskjaer would be happy to offload Sanchez (Picture: Getty)

But the financial investment has so far proven wasteful as Sanchez has failed to deliver on the pitch.

Despite Solskjaer’s influence on the rest of the squad, the Norwegian has not been able to inspire a turn around in Sanchez’s form.

The concern surrounding Sanchez is so great, even potential candidates to succeed Jose Mourinho have asked about the forward, according to the Evening Standard.

United believe Sanchez’s issues are down to his injuries (Picture: Getty)

However, United have told Solskjaer and candidates Sanchez will remain at the club and they expect the permanent manager to justify the money spent on the 30-year-old.

Solskjaer has already told United he has concerns about Sanchez’s suitability for his side, but the club believe injuries are to blame for the poor form.

Sanchez was nursing a hamstring issue when Solskjaer initially took over and is currently unavailable for selection due to a knee injury.

(Picture: Getty)

Solskjaer has overseen a rapid upturn in results and performances since being appointed in November, helping Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Marcus Rashford rediscover their best form.

‘I can’t do anything about Alexis Sanchez,’ Solskjaer said.

‘When he plays he needs to finds himself because we know there’s a quality player there.’

United will not budge on Sanchez despite his wages causing issues with other players.

David de Gea’s demands to be paid the same as Sanchez have so far been rejected by United and there could be similar issues when Pogba opens talks to renew his deal.


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