Solskjaer confirms Alexis Sanchez will return to Man United in summer to ‘prove everyone wrong’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has this afternoon confirmed the club’s surprise intention to give Alexis Sanchez another chance to prove himself next season.

United struggles

Chilean international Sanchez made the move to Manchester in January of 2018, on the back of a scintillating stint with Premier League rivals Arsenal.

To say that the 31-year-old’s time at Old Trafford subsequently proved disappointing, though, would be an understatement.

Sanchez, simply put, failed to deliver in any way, shape or form in a Red Devils jersey.

All told, last season saw the experienced South American notch a paltry 2 goals across all competitions.

Alexis Sanchez

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United down injured during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith’s Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

In addition, amid a visible dip in confidence, and persistent fitness problems, Sanchez managed just 9 Premier League starts.

Inter switch

As such, it came as little surprise when the former Barcelona man’s departure was made official late in August.

Sanchez joined Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan on loan for the 2019/20 campaign, reuniting with Romelu Lukaku at the San Siro:

‘Prove you wrong’

The attacker’s time in Milan, though, has since also proven a major disappointment.

Sanchez actually enjoyed a decent start to life in the Nerazzurri jersey, notching a goal and an assist across his first 4 appearances.

However, just when he appeared to be getting things back on track, a serious injury picked up whilst on international duty in October saw Sanchez confined to the sidelines.

The 31-year-old damaged ankle ligaments during a friendly meeting between Chile and Colombia, and has since managed just 3 appearances.

As such, it has proven largely unclear whether or not Inter intend to take a chance on Sanchez, by attempting to make the attacker’s signing permanent in the summer.

If the latest comments of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are anything to go by, though, then the Nerazzurri will not even have the option.

Speaking in a press conference this afternoon, Solskjaer was drawn on Sanchez’s future.

And, incredibly, the Red Devils boss claimed that the Chilean is set to return to Old Trafford following the expiration of his Inter loan, adding that Sanchez will ‘prove youse all wrong’ next season:

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