Mourinho on Sanchez: The Manchester United manager has confirmed the fears that Sanchez is out.
Manchester United earlier confirmed that Alexis Sanchez suffered a hamstring injury during training ahead of the game against Southampton.
The Chilean winger had a struggling start to the season, and his career at Manchester United has been underwhelming so far. Sanchez has scored only 4 goals for United since joining the club in the January transfer window.
He was dropped for Anthony Martial after inconsistent performances in the beginning of the season. After playing a few games as a striker in the place of another out-of-form star, Romelu Lukaku, Sanchez has spent most of his at the bench.
In Manchester United’s previous game against Young Boys, Alexis Sanchez didn’t come off the bench. Mourinho has now confirmed that Sanchez is out for a long-term.
Mourinho on Sanchez:
The Manchester United manager stated that Alexis Sanchez could be out for a long time and might not play for United this year again.
Mourinho began with taking a dig at the media, stating that every managerial decision at Manchester United should not be linked with ‘behavioral or displiniary’ issues.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 30, 2018
“In every club, when a player does not play, it is the decision of the coach. In our club, when a player does not play, it is always because of a behavioral or disciplinary problem.
“Sanchez has a major injury. I doubt he’s playing again this year.”
Jose Mourinho not optimistic about Alexis Sanchez’s injury at his press conference this morning. Said he will be out “for a long time”. Expected to be around six weeks.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) November 30, 2018
Mourinho insisted that the player ‘cried in pain’ as he fell from the injury.
José Mourinho on Alexis Sánchez’s injury: “He has an important injury, I don’t want to risk by saying for how long he will be out but from the top of my experience I would say he is not playing this year.” pic.twitter.com/jlCT5hxKMq
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) November 30, 2018
“No scan yet, but the player is experienced, he knows what the injury is and, because of my experience, his cry of pain and the way the wound occurred, I know it will be for a long time. It’s not a small wound,” Mourinho said.
Says so much about Alexis Sanchez’s situation that Victor Lindelof’s injury is undeniably a bigger blow for #mufc.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) November 29, 2018
Alexis Sanchez last played for Manchester United against Crystal Palace last week.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 29, 2018
Manchester United will be up against the relegation-threatened Southampton on Saturday this week, before taking on the high-flying Arsenal in the mid-week game on Wednesday.
The side is currently 7th in the league.