Earlier this week, we covered the Chilean media’s reaction to José Mourinho’s sacking at Manchester United, where most of the outlets were saying Alexis Sanchez could make a comeback at the club with a new manager.
Now the local press continues to push their theory, and to do that, they’ve invited someone to talk about Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s characteristics as a manager which would help the Chilean star.
El Mercurio spoke to Lars Tjaernas, a former coach who’s managed a few Norwegian clubs and now works as a scout and pundit in the country.
Tjaernas talked about how Solskjaer likes his teams to play, and how that could affect Alexis Sanchez’ future at Manchester United.
“Ole Gunnar likes to risk offensively,” Tjaernas told El Mercurio. “He has a flexible game system, but most of the time he uses a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1. Their wingers often reach the rival’s box and go behind the back of the defenders.”
“I can easily see Alexis as the left winger in Solskjaer’s formation. And there’s more, I believe that the ex-striker can be of great help to give back strength to the Chilean. I am very sure that Ole Gunnar already identified the three players he needs to get back on track to their true potential: Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Sanchez. From his experience, I know he will bring out the best strengths of them.”
Alexis Sanchez is currently in Chile recovering from an injury. He celebrated his 30th birthday with his family this week, having also posted a video showing him riding a horse while James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful plays in the background.