Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Alexis Sanchez will come good for Manchester United this season.
Signed to much fanfare in January 2018, the 30-year-old has struggled to get anywhere near the form shown at Arsenal.
Sanchez managed just two goals last season and a hamstring injury at the end of the Copa America has disrupted pre-season preparations, but Solskjaer sees the club's highest-paid player coming good.
"Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day, really hard, and he wants to be a part of this," the United boss said.
"It's these stories again that he's been put in the reserves and all this - of course he hasn't.
"He's part of our squad and he's a very, very good player. He's had three weeks now, so he's a few weeks behind the rest, but he's very close to being part of it."
Asked if he will be an option as striker this season, Solskjaer said: "We don't have the biggest forward line in numbers, so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect.
"We expect him to come good at this club. He's quality."