Talking ahead of tonight’s Emirates FA Cup fifth-round tie with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Solksjaer, who suffered his first defeat as boss at Old Trafford against Paris Saint-Germain last Tuesday, compared the Chilean’s form to a bottle of ketchup.
The point that Solskjaer was trying to make was that sometimes you have to wait for things, like the beloved condiment sliding out one of its notorious glass bottles, and it’s exactly the same with Sanchez’s form. It’s there, just not coming out yet.
The South American has just four goals in 24 appearances in all competitions this campaign for club and country and is often criticised for his extortionate wages and poor form on the pitch.
Here is what some fans on Twitter made of the odd analogy this morning…
The most expensive condiment in the world ever
— Erol Aziz (@ErolAziz4) February 18, 2019
I’d pay 500k a week for ketchup
— Abdullah (@supaabzz) February 18, 2019
More like gone off mayonnaise.
— Sanj Modha (@smodha) February 18, 2019
Maybe the bottle of ketchup has just run out. Or the ketchup only comes out in the hands of the correct squeezer. But will it be you Mr Solskjaer? Are you the chosen one after Wenger. It clearly wasn’t Jose Mourinho.
— Dhill (@football_crick) February 18, 2019
keep giving him confidence it’ll come.
— Gelase (@Gelase11) February 18, 2019
Bring back Heinze then
— 🅲🅷 (@AIdertonghen) February 18, 2019