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Football news - Alexis Sanchez sits on Solskjaer's seat, United manager hopes he'll be fit v Spurs

Sanchez sits on Solskjaer's seat, United manager hopes he'll be fit v Spurs
By Le Buzz

05/01/2019 at 14:52Updated 05/01/2019 at 15:31

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Alexis Sanchez set up Romelu Lukaku for Manchester United's second goal in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading before taking a breather on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's seat.

The Chile forward played in Lukaku to seal United's progress to the fourth round after Juan Mata had opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the third round clash at Old Trafford.

It marked a fifth straight win for United under Solskjaer since Jose Mourinho's sacking before Christmas with Sanchez showing glimpses of his old form in a United shirt.

Sanchez was forced to depart the scene early due to a suspected hamstring injury after the hour mark, but prompted a moment of humour when he mistakenly sat down on the manager's seat in the home dugout.

“I think he will be okay, he was tired. Hopefully it is not a bad reaction. We shall see," said Solskajer, who faces the biggest test of his short tenure against Tottenham at Wembley in the Premier League a week on Sunday.

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