Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he 'can't help' Alexis Sanchez after his woeful display v PSG

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez's stock at Manchester United plunged to new lows against Paris Saint-Germain last night.

The Chilean forward was brought on for Jesse Lingard minutes before the half-time interval and turned in a woeful performance in the second period.

Game time has been hard to come by under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but Sanchez well and truly blew his chance on the biggest of stages.

United lost 2-0 courtesy of goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe, with Paul Pogba shown a red card late on in the match.

While few United players could leave the pitch with their heads held high, Sanchez was easily the biggest negative, an easy target for those on social media.

His lack of mobility and positional awareness allowed PSG's midfield to dictate proceedings, with veteran Dani Alves seeming to nullify him effortlessly.

Amazingly, the former Arsenal man failed to take a single shot, produce a successful dribble or deliver a key pass during his 45-minute cameo.

Even against a world-class defence and midfield, those statistics are shocking for a player of Sanchez's ability.

And even Solskjaer seems defeated with regards to the Chilean - who pockets around £500,000-a-week from the club - judging by his post-match press conference.

When asked for his thoughts on Sanchez's display, the Norwegian replied damningly: "I can't do anything about Alexis Sanchez. When he plays he needs to find himself."

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Wow, imagine if a certain Jose Mourinho had uttered that phrase.

From a man who's made such an impact on a number of high-profile names at the club already, to say he can't do anything about Sanchez is quite a statement.

While nothing too malicious has been said, Solskjaer's response indicates that Sanchez's future at the club is on the thinnest of ice.

And after his latest shocker on the European stage, few high-profile clubs on the continent will be keen to take a risk on the 30-year-old.

Sanchez on the ball

China, Qatar or maybe even the MLS seem the most likely destination for a player who's decline may even eclipse that of Fernando Torres.

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