Solskjaer: Sanchez Is Like An Uncooperative Bottle Of Ketchup


"He (Solskjaer) hasn't spoken to me a great deal about what I have to do on the pitch, but I think I'm an experienced player and I think I know what I need to do and what I shouldn't do", Sanchez told the BBC.

The Chilean attacker was ineffective once more as a substitute in Tuesday's home Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain, leading caretaker-boss Solskjaer to proclaim that Sanchez needs to "find himself" out on the field of play.

Previously one of the very best in the league, the 30-year old has just five goals in 37 appearances for United. "But I've been speaking to him about how we move on from this".

"If he could just get that goal I'm sure that will release some of his confidence".

"For me it's one of his strengths to shield players off and get away from people".

Solskjaer, though, refused to accept that United's only remaining hope of silverware this season is the FA Cup.

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"I'm not going to say it's the last chance [for silverware] because we are going to go to Paris and give it a go [in the second leg]", he said.

"I'm a player that, if I'm not in contact with the ball, I lose that spark, and sometimes I want to play in every game". We are challenging to be top four, challenging against very, very good teams, so you need the players to step up now and you expect that at Manchester United at the end of the season.

United are fourth in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Manchester City, and face PSG in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on 6 March. There are quite a few heads there [where] their pride has been hurt.

"The referee's assistant, when we had a counter-attack, came flying down the line, and I had my foot there and he crashed into me".

Solskjaer is looking for a similar impact against Chelsea if Lukaku is handed another chance to impress.