Key Manchester United Striker suffers hamstring injury in training, set to miss December matches

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

Manchester united striker, Alexis Sanchez, is set to miss the teams’ Trip to Southampton , this weekend, after suffering a hamstring problem in training on Thursday, the club said on their website.

“We confirmed last night that the Chilean forward sustained a hamstring injury in training on Thursday, a problem which the boss has now described as important”and he fears our no.7 won’t be available for action until the New Year,” read a stsement on the club’s website. The injury to the Chile forward, who was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Young Boys, “will require further investigation to confirm its severity”, the club added.

This is what the Manchester united boss, Jose Mourinho, had to say:

“The first thing I can say is that in every other club when a player is not playing it’s a simple manager’s decision.

n our club, when a player doesn’t play, it’s always [reported that it’s] because the player isn’t behaving and has disciplinary issues. Of course that’s not the case again.

“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’s not playing [again] this year.”

The striker last appeared as a substitute during the recent league games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace and last started for United in the impressive 2-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League.

The club is struggling in the domestic league lying seventh in the English Premier League, EPL, with 21 points from 13 games ahead of the trip to St Mary’s, this weekend. Manchester united recorded an embarrassing 0-0 draw at home last weekend against Crystal Palace.