"These type of players were very important for Arsenal, because that's where they take you to focus, after Alexis, Arsenal tried to sign another player like that, but he was not given, so he could go back to Arsenal".
The Sun reports that during the meal Woodward shook Solskjaer's hand, saying: 'Here's to a long and successful relationship together, ' seemingly confirming that a deal was struck for Solskjaer to become the next Manchester United manager, following his stunning start to his tenure at Old Trafford as caretaker boss.
But as United prepare for Monday's FA Cup fifth-round trip to Chelsea the Norwegian has backed Sanchez to burst back to form soon, telling his post-match press conference that attempting to coax a performance out of the former Arsenal man reminds him of bashing a bottle of ketchup. Sometimes I'm calm because I believe in my ability.
Sanchez has struggled for form and fitness since arriving from rivals Arsenal in January last year, with the 30-year-old scoring just five goals as a United player. That is what it is about when you go through periods when you do not perform up to your standard.
"He's been here for a year, I've been here for two months with him and he's been injured for the first part of it, so it's unfair to just expect him to be at the top straight away". It's one of my best memories playing at Wembley when we beat Newcastle.
"I would like to have brought more joy to the club", he said.
He said: "Sanchez needs game time to find his rhythm but when Rashford and Martial are fit, they play, so it's hard for him".
United will try to recover from a maiden defeat of Solskjaer's reign.
Martial and Lingard could now both be back to face Liverpool, who are looking to move back to the top of the Premier League.
"It might be (the biggest challenge)", Solskjaer said. "I'm sure we'll conjure up something". I said a few weeks ago that Solskjaer should get the job permanently and I've not changed my mind. "But the chances of going through there are slimmer than before the game.
This is Manchester United and this is what we want!"