Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sanchez Faces Six Weeks on Sidelines with Injury

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sanchez Faces Six Weeks on Sidelines with Injury

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ALEXIS Sanchez is set to be out for six weeks with a hamstring tear.

The 29-year-old suffered the injury in training at Carrington on Thursday and will miss the hectic Christmas and New Year period - including the fixtures with Arsenal on Wednesday and Liverpool on December 16.

He could potentially return at Tottenham on January 13.

Sanchez arrived at the United training ground yesterday morning for more tests to determine the exact severity of his muscle tear.

"No scans yet," Jose Mourinho clarified.

"But the player is experienced, the player knows what the injury is and also, from the top of my experience, just the painful scream and the way the injury happened, I know it's going to be for a long time.

"It is not the little muscular injury that in one week or 10 days the player is ready. …

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