Alexis Sanchez injury update
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided a health update regarding Alexis Sanchez.
Speaking in Perth at his first press conference of Man United’s summer tour, OGS has revealed that Sanchez’s injury isn’t as bad as some feared.
Sanchez was in action last Saturday at the Copa America.
Playing against Argentina in the third-place playoff, Chile lost 2-1.
Alexis limped out of the game in the second half, while the BBC reported the following:
(Alexis Sanchez) pulled up chasing a long ball in the third-place play-off against Argentina, hobbling off after 17 minutes.
The 30-year-old, who has endured a difficult time at Old Trafford since joining from Arsenal in January 2018, is not expected to feature on the club’s pre-season tour.
On Wednesday, Solskjaer has indicated that that update was wide of the mark.
It’s been confirmed that the Chilean will miss the next three weeks, however the forward is expected to hit the ground running once he joins up with his team-mates.
Put another way, Alexis Sanchez should be available for Man United at the start of the 2019-20 season.
Solskjaer also hopeful De Gea will sign a new contract. Says Sanchez hamstring injury not serious and says when he rejoins the group after the tour he expects him to be able to play straight away #mufc
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) July 10, 2019
David De Gea contract update
David De Gea’s ongoing future at Old Trafford has been up in the air for some time.
The Spanish international is currently set to become a free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season.
While reports have continuously maintained that Man United are trying to agree a new deal with the keeper so far no agreement has been reached.
When asked about De Gea in his press, Solskjaer confirmed he’s still “positive” that a deal will happen.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 2019
OGS says Sanchez will have three weeks off but will be fit when he returns. On De Gea contract: “We hope DDG contract will get sorted. I am positive. We are lucky and happy to have him.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) July 10, 2019