Man Utd star set to miss Arsenal trip as Solskjaer fears major fresh injury blow

By on March 2, 2019

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Alexis Sanchez is a major doubt for Manchester United’s trip to Arsenal next week with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fearing the attacker damaged knee ligaments against Southampton this afternoon.

With United already having to deal with a lengthy injury list, Sanchez started in attack alongside Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku against Southampton at Old Trafford earlier today.

The Chilean international was enjoying a solid outing as he was heavily involved in some of United’s best moves but the 30-year-old required treatment early in the second half following a collision in the Southampton penalty area.

After being assessed by the Man Utd physio, Sanchez was forced off with an apparent knee problem and looked frustrated when he was replaced by Diogo Dalot in the 52nd minute.

Luckily for United, Dalot made an immediate impact as he assisted Andreas Pereira for the equaliser within a minute of coming on as the hosts came from behind to secure a crucial 3-2 victory over the Saints this afternoon.

Solskjaer has now confirmed that Sanchez has a knee injury and while the full extent of the problem won’t be known until a scan is conducted on Sunday, the United boss is concerned the attacker has damaged ligaments.

Solskjaer told ManUtd.com:

“We don’t know yet. 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.“

Any ligament damage would result in Sanchez spending a lengthy period on the sidelines and the attacker will now be a major doubt for next weekend’s trip to take on former side Arsenal at the Emirates.

Sanchez is also expected to sit out Wednesday night’s crucial Champions League second leg at Paris Saint-Germain so his injury will come as a fresh blow to United as they are already without a number of players.

Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian all missed the 3-2 win over Southampton this afternoon so another injury concern is the last thing Solskjaer needed ahead of to huge games against PSG and Arsenal.

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