Alexis Sanchez has been tipped to return to Manchester United next season and could play a key role for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Chilean join Serie A giants Inter Milan on loan for the 2019/2020 season after failing to make a big impact at Old Trafford in his one-and-half- seasons.
Inter have the option of making Sanchez's loan move a permanent one, although there has been no indication that will happen which could the forward return to United.
“I wouldn’t rule out Sanchez going back to United and being a key part of their team next season. Football is a funny old game,” former Red Devils star Paul Ince told Paddy Power.
“I’ve been in the situation as a manager where I’ve thought ‘right, I’m going to get rid of him and him’ but when it comes to it you can’t get the deal done, so they stay at the club.
“Then pre-season comes around and they’re a totally different player to the season before - they’re your key man the next season.
“So Sanchez could definitely go back to United, look fantastic in training, and bang suddenly he’s important to their plans after all.
“Some players are happy to count their money, but that’s not Sanchez – he plays with determination and passion, he clearly loves playing football.
“I know there’s talk about him being a bit of a loner, but that’s fine – some people are like that – it’s about what happens on the pitch, and you can see he’s always trying the right things when he plays.”
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