Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed a fine start to life as interim Man Utd boss, and he could be set for more good news in the coming days.
Since stepping in to replace Jose Mourinho, the United legend has guided them to back-to-back wins in the Premier League while seeing his side score eight goals in those two outings.
Their results and performances have certainly lifted spirits at Old Trafford after a difficult start to the campaign under Mourinho, but time will tell if the Norwegian tactician can sustain it and ensure that the Red Devils fight for a top-four finish this season.
He will be boosted by the return of key figures though, as after seemingly getting the best out of Paul Pogba in his first two games in charge, Solskjaer will now have another challenge on his hands it seems in getting Alexis Sanchez firing as he closes in on a return from injury.
The 30-year-old has been absent since last month due to a hamstring problem, which has restricted him to just 12 appearances so far this season as he has scored just one goal and provided two assists.
In truth, the Chilean international has struggled at United since his arrival from Arsenal in January, but his work ethic and desire has seemingly already impressed Solskjaer, who will now hope to instil confidence in him to become a leading figure in the second half of the campaign.
“Alexis is back. He flew in, he’s had two days of good fitness work, hopefully he can join in training with the ball as soon as we get back in. It’s touch and go for Bournemouth, but he’ll definitely be involved at Newcastle,” he said, as per the Evening Standard.
“I’ve not had time to sit down and speak in detail, but of course we had a day off on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day he was off, but he was in training, he’s eager to get back on the pitch. He’s a workaholic it seems like.”
The United boss also suggested that Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku will be back at his disposal soon too, and so he’ll certainly have plenty of firepower available to ensure his side continue their impressive start to his tenure.
Nevertheless, it appears as though Sanchez in particular has made a positive first impression, and he’ll hope for a fresh start and a more positive impact under his new boss.