Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives latest Man United injury update on Alexis Sanchez

The Manchester United manager gives an update on Alexis Sanchez's injury ahead of their mid-week clash against Paris Saint-Germain

Alexis Sanchez (Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram)
Alexis Sanchez (Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Alexis Sanchez may have suffered knee ligament damage in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

The Chile international picked up an injury at the start of the second half at Old Trafford to force Solskjaer to substitute the club’s best-paid player.

Sanchez is still looking to recover some resemblance of his form at Arsenal that saw the South American become one of the best forwards in the Premier League.

The 30-year-old is lacking confidence following a barren run in front of goals to fuel speculation surrounding his future at the 20-time English champions.

The former FC Barcelona forward hasn’t scored a goal since netting the winner in a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United back in September.

And Solskjaer confirmed that Sanchez hurt his knee in their five-goal thriller with Southampton on Saturday to provide another setback for the Manchester United striker this season.

“We don’t know yet,” Solskjaer told Man United’s website when asked about Sanchez’s injury.

“He got a knock on his knee. It might be his ligaments. We’ll do the scan tomorrow.

”Hopefully, it won’t be too bad but we won’t know until we’ve done the scans. Of course, we’ll have to wait until then.“

Sanchez will be a doubt to face Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their round of 16 clash at Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.

The South American forward featured for 45 minutes of the first leg but Sanchez struggled to have an impact on the 2-0 loss to PSG.

Manchester United are in fourth place in the Premier League table after goals from Andreas Pereira and Romelu Lukaku secured a 3-2 win over Southampton.

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