Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Alexis Sanchez has an outside chance of being involved against Bournemouth on Sunday.
The United forward has been out for a month with a hamstring injury, but the Chilean is working hard to get back in time for the weekend.
Anthony Martial also missed the 3-1 win over Huddersfield due to illness, while Romelu Lukaku has been on compassionate leave. However, it seems both could also be contention to play against the Cherries:
“Hopefully the front three with Romelu, Alexis and Anthony – that is not a bad three to have ready. So towards the end [of a game], when you are 2-0 up, 3-0 up, if you can put players with pace on, then that makes a difference.”
Fans on Twitter were particularly interested to see if Sanchez plays:
Can’t wait to see Sanchez hit form 😎
— Irshaad Allie (@Irshaad_Allie) 26 December 2018
Lukaku, Alexis, Martial start next game 😅
— Kirk Graham Junior (@KirkGrahamJuni1) 26 December 2018
Can’t wait to have all our front 6 fit. Talk about options!
— Simon Gillen (@simongillen) 26 December 2018
Ole – His a workaholic so it seems 😊
Sanchez really can’t wait to shine under ole!
— #ArtIsTic 🇿🇲 (@Therealtocci96) 27 December 2018
Unleash Sanchez. Let him roam free…
— Top Korner (@Top_Korner) 26 December 2018
to have this star is really fantastic news
— Tsegaye Zerihun@12 (@TZerihun12) 27 December 2018
This our real Utd ❤️
— mohamedyousif (@mohamed18441204) 27 December 2018
Hopefully finally get best out of alexis 😁
— teddy king (@KingwankaTeddy) 26 December 2018
Oh yeah!!! pic.twitter.com/iB4lhi5Urd
— THE REAL IZRAEL (@RealIzrael) 26 December 2018
Right application shown. The attack could be lethal !!!
— Mudsy (@Mudsy_7) 26 December 2018
The attack has looked pretty potent under Solskjaer without the involvement of Sanchez and Lukaku so far, so it will be intriguing to see how they fit into the Norwegian’s tactical plans.
Having scored eight goals in his first two games as interim manager, the United legend may be reluctant to change too much, but with games coming thick and fast, some rotation may be needed for Sunday’s game at Old Trafford.