first_imgCaretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Alexis Sanchez to rediscover the “quality player” that he can be following another lacklustre display in their 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.The Chilean forward came on for Jesse Lingard in first-half stoppage time at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, but was unable to help prevent Manchester United from losing the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie to PSG.Sanchez has only managed to score two goals in 19 appearances for United in all competitions this season and Solskjaer, who suffered his first defeat as caretaker manager, admits the former Arsenal’s star’s struggles are out of his hands.“I can’t do anything about Alexis,” admitted Solskjaer, according to Yahoo.“He needs to find himself as we know there is a quality player there.”Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe were the goalscorers as PSG took home a critical 2-0 aggregate lead heading into the return leg at the Parc Des Princes on March 6.Meanwhile, United will be sweating over the availability of Lingard and Anthony Martial after they both came off the pitch with injuries.Solskjaer added: “The reality is Jesse and Anthony are part of our squad playing really well but in the second half we didn’t have as much movement and couldn’t get in behind.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Juan [Mata] got on the ball to create a few bits but we maybe need to find a new way to play when Anthony and Jesse are out.“At this club we bounce back. We have to bounce back, we’re in a tournament and the Champions League is always going to be difficult. We have the league and the FA Cup, so many games, but I’m not afraid of the reaction in the dressing room.“We go down to Paris and we will give it a go. It’s a mountain to climb but not impossible, we need to try and get to half-time with a 1-0 lead. We’re ready for the next game, that’s the thing for us, we’re Man United and we always bounce back.”The sensational Mbappe produced another eye-catching display on the night with the 20-year-old’s searing pace providing to be a handful for the United defence all night before he scored PSG’s second goal of the game.“The ground he made up to get in the box, for all the strikers and coaches out there, that’s how you get in the box,” Solskjaer said on Mbappe.“Don’t give him that space to go into, but he’s lightning quick of course. You have to get your body in the way but I was never a top defender so you need to ask them how to stop him.”The Red Devils will return to action away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday in a fifth-round FA Cup tie.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United takes on Thilo Kehrer of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)last_img read more