‘Definitely… this is a loan for a year’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Alexis Sanchez STILL has a future at Man United after joining Inter Milan
- Alexis Sanchez has a future at Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- The Chilean has struggled at Old Trafford and joined Inter on loan this summer
- But Solskjaer insists Sanchez still has a future at United once he returns to them
Alexis Sanchez still has a future as a Manchester United player despite leaving the club on loan this summer, according to boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Chilean has endured a miserable time at Old Trafford since joining the club from Arsenal and will look to revive his career in 2019-20 while on loan at Inter Milan.
Many supporters felt the loan move means they will never see Sanchez pull on the United shirt again but Solskjaer, also referring to Chris Smalling after he joined Roma on loan, insisted those out on loan very much have futures at the club.
Alexis Sanchez ended his miserable spell at Manchester United by joining Inter Milan on loan
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that the Chilean still has a future at United despite leaving on loan
Solskjaer, according to Sky Sports, said: ‘Definitely. This is a loan for a year.
‘We expect them to be professional. Go there and represent Manchester United as well. We want them to do well.’
Sanchez scored five goals in 45 appearances at United but the club’s commitment to him is evidenced in the fact that Inter’s loan deal does not include an option to buy.
United are hoping the former Udinese and Barcelona attacker can rediscover his best form back in Italy and then return to Manchester ready to show the best version of himself.
United hope Sanchez can find his best form at Inter before returning to fire back at United
The decision to allow Sanchez to leave on loan, having already sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter earlier in the summer, means Solskjaer will now rely on Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and 17-year-old academy star Mason Greenwood to score the goals this season.
With the Norwegian seemingly unwilling to bolster his squad with a striker on a free transfer, the onus will largely fall on the shoulders of Martial and Rashford.
‘Both of them are players who enjoy responsibility and also enjoy the trust,’ Solskjaer added on Friday ahead of the weekend trip to Southampton.
‘It is give and take here – we trust you but you have got to give it us back. They have shown me that they are ready.’
The goalscoring pressure this season lands on Anthony Martial (front) and Marcus Rashford