Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho doesn’t expect Alexis Sanchez to feature again in 2018 due to a hamstring injury.
The Chilean has struggled since leaving Arsenal for United in January, scoring just three times in 22 Premier League outings, and he has recently fallen further down the pecking order.
Sanchez was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s victory over Young Boys in the Champions League before suffering a hamstring injury in training on Thursday.
The 29-year-old has yet to be fully assessed but Mourinho expects the forward to be sidelined for December after revealing his injury is more serious than the muscular issue sustained by Victor Lindelof.
“For me and also for Alexis, the feeling before the scans is that the grade is different than the Lindelof one – and the Lindelof one is not the easy one,” Mourinho said. “For me, it’s January.”