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Alexis Sanchez has 'new lease of life' at Man United - Solskjaer

Alexis Sanchez has 'new lease of life' at Man United - Solskjaer

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Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes that Alexis Sanchez can put his injury problems behind him and finally prove his worth at Old Trafford.

Sanchez, 30, joined United 12 months ago in a swap deal that took Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal, but he has so far not come close to finding his top form for the Red Devils 

"Of course, he's got high standards himself that you demand from yourself," Solskjaer said, as reported on the club's official website. "When it doesn't work for you, as it clearly hasn't and he's had some injuries, then it's difficult to suddenly click and put that confidence on. 

""So [we've had] individual chats but, of course, it's a fresh start for him with me and [coach] Mike [Phelan] coming in -- it's a new lease of life for him maybe. Hopefully we can see the best of him because he's a top, top player.

"We've had the issue with his injury -- that's been the problem here now. So he's not really had a chance to prove himself or show what he can do and it will still take time before we can fairly say that Alexis is 100 percent fit and he's had many games on the run. Then we expect to see the best level that he can perform to."

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