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Alexis Sanchez tried to nick Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s chair during Man United’s 2-0 win over Reading

The manager saw the funny side

Alexis Sanchez certainly didn’t help the last man who sat in that chair.

The Chilean forward has basically been on holiday since signing his big money contract at Man United, often watching on from the bench.

Sanchez was taken off against Reading in the FA Cup third round and tried to take the hottest seat in the house, his managers.


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Think you’re in my seat mate

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Think you’re in my seat mate

It was Sanchez’s first start under new boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and it only took 65 minuted for the former Arsenal and Barcelona star to forget where his seat was in the Old Trafford dug out.

Shortly after being subbed off by the Norwegian manager, Sanchez took what looked like a free seat.

How wrong he was…

Solskjaer appeared to see the funny side as he ushered Sanchez one row further down.

One man who didn’t seem to find it so amusing was Mike Phelan.

Once assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson, you can only imagine the Scots reaction if someone had tried to sit on the throne.

Normality restored

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Normality restored

Since his appointment, Solskjaer has led his side to a a five game winning streak, he has got the best out of some of the big performers with Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford both very much back amongst the goals.

Sanchez is yet to net for the new boss, but it is good to see he at least knows who is in charge following the comical events that took place in the dug out early on Saturday afternoon.

Sanchez in action against Reading

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Sanchez in action against Reading

Up next for Man United? A trip to Wembley to take on Spurs in a vital Premier League clash.

Solskjaer will be hoping the number seven is finding the right spaces on the pitch next weekend, rather than sitting in the wrong ones.


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