Alexis Sanchez wants to stay at Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United boss insists Alexis Sanchez remains part of his plans at Old Trafford as he hails Maguire.


Alexis Sanchez is keen to stay at Old Trafford, despite reports linking him with a move away from Manchester United, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


The Chilean who hasn’t been able to replicate the form he had at Arsenal, scoring five goals in 45 games for the The Red Devils, was said to be close to a move to Serie A club Roma this month.


But Solskjkaer has quashed the rumours by insisting Sanchez remains part of his plans.


The Norwegian said in a media conference: "Alexis is such a professional. He comes in working every single day, really hard. He wants to be part of this.


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"These stories that he's been put in the reserves - of course he hasn't. He's part of our squad and he's a very good player. He's a few weeks behind the rest but he's very close to being part of it.


"We don't have the biggest forward line so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect. We expect him to come good at this club. He's quality."



On Maguire who moved from Leicester to United in a reported £80m deal, Solskjkaer said: "He's very level-headed. He's just as composed off the pitch as he is on the pitch. He's experienced, he's a big presence around the pitch.


"He's a personality that you like to have around. To have a cool head at the back is important. Defenders that are level-headed are great to have for a manager and a team.


"He's only been here for a little bit more than a week and he's been very good to have around."


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