Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will be given the chance to resurrect his Manchester United career this summer.
As reported by ESPN’s Rob Dawson, the United manager has been told he will have to work the Chilean into his plans next season as it appears unlikely he will be sold.
This is probably because of his staggering reported £500,000 per-week contract that runs until 2022. It would be impossible to sell a declining player who still wants to earn those ridiculous wages.
Sanchez is currently on a season-long loan spell at Inter Milan, where he is now alongside ex-Reds Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young.
Bu the 31-year-old has made just six appearances in all competition this season, scoring one goal. He dislocated his ankle and damaged his tendon in October which put him out of action for two months.
And when Solskjaer was asked about potential incomings with just days of the January transfer window remaining, he claimed Sanchez will prove everyone wrong upon his summer return.
“We’ve got players here that we’re working hard to get back as well and if there is something out there then the club is pursuing that and it’s difficult,” Solskjaer said, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
“I can’t remember how many good ones we’ve brought in and good deals in January.
“Henrik (Larson) was good, Nemanja (Vidic) and Patrice (Evra), I’m talking about it’s hard, very hard, the clubs don’t wanna lose their best players. Alexis will come back in the summer and will prove us all wrong.”
Sanchez was arguably the worst United transfer flop of the decade and is clearly not the answer to the problems going forward. Solskjaer will be aware that it will be almost impossible to clear the Chilean from the wage bill, and seems to have accepted his fate that there will be no incomings in January.