Alexis Sanchez is set to undergo a scan on Sunday to determine the full extent of his knee injury after limping off in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Southampton .
The Chilean forward had a miserable afternoon at Old Trafford – and things went from bad to worse when he was challenged by Jan Bednarek in the box and twisted awkwardly just five minutes into the second half.
He underwent treatment and was instantly withdrawn leaving serious doubts over his future at Old Trafford as he waits anxiously to discover the full extent of potential ligament damage.
“We don’t know yet, it might be ligaments,” Solskjaer admitted after the game.
“We’ll give him a scan tomorrow.”
There were plenty of positives for United as they snatched a dramatic win after a far from perfect performance.
It was a performance which Solskjaer admitted reminded him of his glory days as a player at Old Trafford.
“The manner of it was like the old days,” he said.
“I’ve been through that myself a few times!”
Romelu Lukaku fired a second half double to give them three points and earn special praise from Solskjaer following an excellent week.
“He (Lukaku) is a quality goalscorer,” Solskjaer said.
“We need to have him more in front of the goal but we he has great workrate.
“He’s got goalscorer’s qualities.”
Solskjaer also revealed the secret to Andreas Pereira’s improved performance as he curled home a delightful equaliser.
“So pleased for Andreas. [He’s had] a couple of bad experiences here.
We have seen through the years he has quality. His strike was fantastic.
“Maybe we’ve found a better position for him than a No.6, he’s more of an 8 or a 10.”
With confidence sky high and his side “bouncing”, Solskjaer says they will head to Paris Saint-Germain with no fear in their Champions League last-16 second leg in midweek.
They are staring at elimination after a 2-0 home defeat in the first leg but are hopeful of completing an unprecedented turnaround.
“The boys are happy, they’re bouncing,” Solskjaer added.
“We know it’s going to be tough on Wednesday.
“We’ve got 8 straight wins, we’re confident away from home.
“If we’re in it with 20 mins to go, who knows?”