Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seemingly likened Alexis Sanchez to an out of place sofa while discussing the Chilean’s future of the club.
Having moved to Manchester United as one of the most high-profile transfers in recent Premier League history, Sanchez’s switch from Arsenal has undoubtedly been a disaster, scoring just five goals in 45 appearances for the Red Devils.
His blunt performances saw him shipped out on loan to Inter Milan last summer – though United are still paying the majority of his £400,000-a-week wages – but his time in Northern Italy is yet to bring an improvement in fortunes with his injury-hit campaign seeing him restricted to just nine Serie A appearances for Antonio Conte’s side.
The wingers aforementioned wages, the economic downturn and his poor form could see him stuck at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that ‘there’s a place for good players’ within his side.
“Of course there’s a place for good players and good people in this environment,” Solskjaer said, as per the Independent.
“Let’s see where we get to after the season, because we do feel this squad is exciting. We do feel we’re on the way to something.
“It’s up to all the players when they’re here to do well, because there’s always talk of people coming in and out, and it’s about gelling this group together.”
However, the Norwegian suggested that he Chilean all-time record goalscorer simply didn’t fit into the side he was trying to build using an interesting sofa-based analogy.
“Sometimes when you decorate your living room it might be a nice chair or nice sofa, but it maybe doesn’t go with the rest of it,” Solskjaer added.
“For us to think about major honours, our focus is about finishing the league this season.”