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Wednesday 23 October 2019

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez set for spell on sidelines

The 30-year-old was forced off in the second half of Saturday’s win against Southampton.

Alexis Sanchez faces a spell on the sidelines (Martin Rickett/PA)
Alexis Sanchez faces a spell on the sidelines (Martin Rickett/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Alexis Sanchez faces up to six weeks out with a knee injury, Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

The 30-year-old’s Old Trafford career hit its latest roadblock as he was forced off early in the second half of Saturday’s 3-2 Premier League win against Southampton.

Chile physio Pedro Onate said forward Sanchez would be “unavailable to play for between six and eight weeks”.

  1. Paul Pogba
  2. Alexis Sanchez
  3. Anthony Martial
  4. Jesse Lingard
  5. Juan Mata
  6. Ander Herrera
  7. Nemanja Matic
  8. Matteo Darmian
  9. Phil Jones
  10. Antonio Valencia

Solskjaer was asked about those comments ahead of the second leg of United’s Champions League last-16 clash with Paris St Germain.

“It was a bad knee injury so if it’s four weeks or six, hopefully he’ll recover quickly,” the Norwegian told a press conference.

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