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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has told Alexis Sanchez he will not "spoon feed" him, as the Chilean looks to get his career back on track.

Sanchez signed for United from Arsenal in January 2018, in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction.

The 30-year-old has scored just five total goals in 45 appearances for the Old Trafford side, including only one goal in the Premier League last season.

Sanchez has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford this summer, but his huge salary of £500,000 per week will make any transfer difficult.

Solskjaer, though, didn't reveal much when asked if he was planning on having Sanchez at Old Trafford this season, saying: "At the moment, yes I am."

The Norwegian was then asked if he thought it was possible for Sanchez to get back to his best.

"I will have to help, but you can't spoon feed them.

"They've got to come in and grab their chances.

"Alexis is quality and he showed it in Copa America. Then he got his injury.

"I don't think it's too bad so I'm hoping he will be available for maybe Kristiansund [on July 30] or AC Milan [four days later] so he will at least get some football before the season starts," Solskjaer replied.

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