Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez is set to start against Arsenal in the FA Cup.
Manchester United are on a roll with seven wins on a spin. The Red Devils faced Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday and came away as victors with the goals coming from Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.
Since Jose Mourinho was relieved from his duties, the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have been hitting the expected heights under the new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Alexis Sanchez, who could start Friday’s FA Cup showdown against Arsenal, revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s message to Manchester United. https://t.co/lx63sqjp0v
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In fairness, turning around the club and keeping 100% win record is an achievement for the Norwegian. But, he would not stop as he would want to finish in a top four spot to clinch the Champions League football next season. Given their resurgence, they have a possibility of lifting two silverwares – Champions League and the FA Cup.
Paul Pogba has scored 5 goals and assisted another four since the departure of Jose Mourinho. Marcus Rashford has found the back of the net 5 times and has one assist. Anthony Martial has not been among goals, but he is tormenting the opponent’s defense through the left flank.
Even Romelu Lukaku has scored two goals despite not featuring as a starter in Solskjaer’s eleven. But, Alexis Sanchez was forced to be withdrawn on four occasions following a thigh injury. Having started the game against Reading in the FA Cup, he is expected to feature in the forthcoming tie against Arsenal at the Emirates on Friday.
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The Red Devils boss has confirmed that he has not been at hundred percent in recent weeks, but he would certainly start the game against the Gunners.
“He’s obviously not 100 percent match fit,” Solskjaer said of Sanchez. “Because he’s been out for quite a while. But possibly he’ll be in the team in the FA Cup next week.”
Alexis Sanchez at Wembley –
Appearances – 9
Goals – 8
Assists – 1
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“I have to say the players have to be proud of the form and momentum they are building. Because seven games on the bounce now with wins, it creates confidence.
“Maybe in 10, 15, 20 years time I’ll look back on things like this. I don’t care whatsoever about records, I’ve never been bothered about these things but, of course, to be part of a team winning so much feels great and the confidence that grows in that dressing room.
“The team spirit kept them away from losing points today, even though David [de Gea] didn’t have any saves to make towards the end, there were still scary moments.” said Solskjaer.
Following the game against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday, the Premier League action will resume for the Red Devils when they face Burnley at Old Trafford.