Alexis Sanchez Manchester United

Report: Solskjaer told to persist with Sanchez by Manchester United board

Manchester United’s board have told manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to persist with Alexis Sanchez.

Solskjaer was named as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Old Trafford on Thursday, and it had been reported that he was ready to cut his losses on flop Sanchez.

The Chilean forward signed from Arsenal in January 2018, but has failed to replicate his former form. The 30-year-old became the club’s highest earner when he joined the club, signing a deal reported to be worth in excess of £400,000-a-week.

According to the Evening Standard the Manchester United board have told Solskjaer to persist with Sanchez, in the hope the forward can rediscover his best form.

The club are understood to have received no serious offers for the player, whilst swap deals involving the player have also been dismissed.

Sanchez’s situation is also understood to be complicating contract negotiations with goalkeeper David De Gea. The Spaniard is believed to want parity with Sanchez, as he seeks a new deal that befits his status as arguably the club’s most important player.

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