Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considering new Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez roles

Manchester United boss Solskjaer has so far failed to coax the best from Martial and Sanchez throughout his time at Old Trafford.

Last season, many Red Devils players rediscovered their mojo when the Norwegian was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s successor.

Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford found their goalscoring touch, Jesse Lingard looked a threat at No 10 and, at the back, even the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Ashley Young improved.

However, Martial and Sanchez continued to toil.

And as the season went on, they were unable to rediscover the form that had made them household names in the past.

And the Evening Standard claim Solskjaer is contemplating whether to use them both as centre-forwards next season.

Martial has been deployed there throughout pre-season.

And that’s meant Marcus Rashford being used as a winger, where he has still found the net twice.

Rashford’s work-rate is also why he may be used in a different role, with Martial less-inclined to track back.

The report claims Sanchez is another striker option with United expected to lose Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.

The Serie A giants are hellbent on making him their marquee signing to kickstart the Antonio Conte era.

But United are holding out for the same £75m they paid for him two years ago.

Solskjaer, meanwhile, recently admitted he was hoping Martial would improve next season.

“Anthony can be a world class forward,” he said.

“His attitude is absolutely spot on and there’s been a couple of instances where you can see a new Anthony in the way that he works for the team.

“He has always got the quality, talent, he’s going to score goals and his work rate is improving.

“I expect him and Marcus [Rashford] to be even better than last season.

“Anthony had a top season when he came, his first season top scorer, then he’s had a couple of seasons where he’s not hit that amount of goals and quality so I’m sure we will see a better Anthony this year.”

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