Sanchez has taken a big, big step forward - Solskjaer

Arnold Nichols
January 29, 2019

The caretaker manager has won all eight of his matches in charge so far, guiding the club to within three points of the Top Four and into the fifth round of the FA Cup.

"We want to get back into the Champions League places, which will be a hard objective, but we have managed to reduce the point's deficit quite a bit", De Gea told Sky Sports.

The Norwegian is determined to instill the same winning instinct at Old Trafford that he learned as a player under Sir Alex Ferguson.

A bet I do quite like though is Man United to win and both teams to score.

The 23-year-old made his Brazil debut in September but has only made nine club appearances in all competitions, but Solskjaer has no intention to allow him to leave temporarily as he rates the midfielder highly. Armed with a host of vintage United shirts, some featuring Solskjaer's name and number from his playing days at Old Trafford, the fan quickly collared his hero as he entered the hotel. I said to him, "Just run in and I'll find you".

Sanchez was back on the scoresheet in the FA Cup against Arsenal, playing a key role in the 3-1 win and Solskjaer has been impressed with his performance in training.

"Eric Bailly is still under contract at Manchester United, I think they'll probably wait until the summer until they decide on his future".

The visitors will go into the game without former Manchester United man Robbie Brady, who injured his groin against Manchester City at the weekend.


"Imagine if they've done a deal with Pochettino already, for instance, because they couldn't see a great upturn in form with Solskjaer, and then all of a sudden this has happened".

However, he silenced the fans at Arsenal with an impressive goal from a hard angle as he beat Petr Cech.

"We've got players now (like) Alexis (Sanchez), Rom (Lukaku), Juan (Mata) who haven't played so much lately".

"We know the biggest challenge for us every season is the Premier League and we had a very tough start, but we are showing some good signs of coming away from that", added Dyche.

"I've been on the end of, 'I need to speak to you, son" a couple of times.

"So he's saying, 'Look, I'm the manager of the football team, you're no longer the captain as long as I'm here'".

'Everyone who wants to be part of a successful team has to understand that they have their time and the other players in the squad have theirs and we do this together'.

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