Solskjaer wants Sanchez, Lukaku to ‘step up’ at Palace

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants under-fire duo Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to take their chance as he prepares to start them against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Lukaku is without a Premier League goal since January 2, while Sanchez only has one goal to his name in 15 league appearances this campaign.

And Solskjaer wants them to give him a “selection headache” for when the likes of Jesse Lingard and other injured players return to the fold.

“It’s a chance for them to play to their potential, reputation is one thing, the potential is high and I’m sure that because the two of them are good mates, they link up well together, so this might be a chance for them two to find some form and give a selection headache for when everyone gets fit again.

“Rom created our two biggest chances against Liverpool, it’s a different position for him, I know, because Rashy’s injury meant we had to rely on him standing up there and running in behind, he couldn’t do too much defending work, so Rom’s attitude and work rate was fantastic and the two chances – Jesse’s and Chris at the end – was Rom’s doing.

“They linked up between them against Arsenal in the FA Cup so hopefully Alexis and Rom can step up.”


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