Sanchez has an opportunity to ‘make his mark’.
Romelu Lukaku’s departure from Manchester United paves way for Chile international Alexis Sanchez, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils manager expects Sanchez to remain at Old Trafford and utilise the "opportunity" created by Lukaku - who left for Serie A club Inter Milan in a reported €80million (£73m) deal.
United didn’t sign a replacement for the big Belgian, and they now expect the likes of Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and teenager Mason Greenwood to step up.
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"Alexis has come in and trained well," Solskjaer said in his press conference. "Of course he's four or five weeks behind the boys and he has not played apart from the one behind closed doors here.
“I think he'll see this as an opportunity as well to make his mark.”
"I think he'll see this as an opportunity as well to make his mark. I do expect him to stay, there's a striker there we think is going to be able to score some goals."
Regarding other potential goalscorers, the Norwegian said: “Of course Rom has a good record, he is one of the top number nines around. I am very confident that we will get goals from (Anthony) Martial, (Marcus) Rashford, (Jesse) Lingard and (Dan) James.”
“Towards the end of last season we didn’t score a lot of goals. Mason Greenwood’s pathway would have been more difficult with another striker there.
“I believe that Mason is going to be playing and involved a lot and when he is, he will score goals.”
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