Man United ready to call on Alexis Sanchez


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Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will be involved at Newcastle on Wednesday after recovering from a hamstring injury.

The Chilean forward has been absent since the end of November but has now returned to full fitness and Solskjaer is planning to give Sanchez some game time at St James’ Park.

The 30-year-old has just one Premier League goal in 10 appearances so far but Solskjaer feels the attacker will benefit from the tactical changes he has made since replacing Jose Mourinho as manager last month.

He told reporters: “He will be involved [at Newcastle], yes. He wants to play all the time, he’s one of those characters. He has not had enough fitness work but he is champing at the bit.

“I think Alexis is a player that would benefit from the interchanging, rotation and movements and, of course, more chances. If we create more chances and get the ball in the final third, he will be an asset for us.”

United have a perfect record since their former striker took charge with three wins in three games. The Old Trafford outfit have scored 12 goals in those three games and are 4.50 to claim a top four finish in the Premier League.

A United win and both teams to score on Wednesday is available at 3.25 and Sanchez is 2.60 to score at anytime.

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