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Alexis Alejandro Sanchez | Forward | #7

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 154

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's attack is back to full strength with the return of Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez.
While defender Antonio Valencia will miss out on the trip south to face an upstart Bournemouth, Mourinho confirmed that Lingard and Sanchez are finally fit to return from injury, albeit likely in a bench role this weekend. Sanchez has only made two brief appearances in the last four weeks due to a groin issue while Lingard has missed the last month with a similar injury. Said Mourinho: "Dalot and Fellaini, they are still out. The only one that went one step behind was Antonio Valencia with some problem in his knee. But Lingard and Alexis, now I can say ‘ready’." Nov 2 - 4:08 PM


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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Alexis Sanchez needs a run of games to recover his past form.

The Chilean has struggled with form and injuries since arriving from Arsenal in January. This season, Sanchez has only started four matches, recording only a goal and two assists. But Mourinho said the winger's various injuries have affected Sanchez as he tries to play through his fitness problems: "In this moment, he is struggling because he is injured and because he came to the Chelsea match to try to help the team but his physical condition was not good..."But this season he had a good start. He had a good preseason and he started well against Leicester. Then he was injured. Then he came back and then he was injured again. So he is struggling with his condition and I think he is the kind of player that needs to really sharp to play his best game."
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 31 - 1:51 AM

Alexis Sanchez faces a race against time to be fit for the Premier League clash with Everton after missing the defeat to Juventus through injury.

The struggling Chile star managed a brief five-minute cameo at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but ahead of the Champions League, Jose Mourinho confirmed. "[We have] nothing to hide and Alexis is out." The United boss failed to reveal any further details about the injury or a timeline, but Fox Sports correspondent Christian Martin suggests Sanchez left the national team with a slight groin problem which he looks to have aggravated. On Monday, Sanchez was unable to train normally due to the pain and his involvement this weekend hangs in the balance. Mourinho also clarified why Antonio Valencia has been missing from the squad in recent games. "The reason is he was 10 days without training. Not an injury but a problem that he had very complicated surgery on his mouth. And 10 days without training meant he needed a little bit of time to recover some level after that."
Oct 24 - 9:53 AM

Manchester United were 2-0 down to Newcastle at Old Trafford within 10 minutes of kick off, but they emerged from the game with three points.

Lacklustre defending undid United early on. A quick throw in around the halfway line caught United's defence flat-footed and left Kenedy one on one with Ashley Young. The Brazilian dispatched with Young and slotted in the opener. Just a couple of minutes later Young was again left in a perilous situation with similar results. This time it was Muto who scored. In response, Mourinho hauled off Eric Bailly and replaced him with Juan Mata. Scott McTominay was put into central defence. Mata and fellow sub Alexis were key to the comeback. Mata scored a free kick, Martial levelled the game, and then Sánchez scored a 90th minute header to complete the turnaround.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 6 - 2:40 PM

Alexis Sanchez scored in the 90th minute to cap a furious comeback as the Red Devils beat Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford.

That Newcastle was ahead 2-0 early at Old Trafford was no mistake. The Magpies were the better side and could have been ahead by more. Mourinho regrouped at halftime and his side produced much better results. First it was a Juan Mata free kick. That was followed by a great goal from Anthony Martial before Sanchez completed the comeback with a header as regular time drew to a close.
Source: Espn.com
Oct 6 - 2:37 PM

Alexis Sanchez was able to shake off a leg injury ahead of schedule in a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham.

The Chilean winger was not expected to return from a leg injury until next weekend after already missing one game, unexpectedly announced at the last minute. But Sanchez came off the bench in the second half against Spurs, too little too late as Spurs had already built a 2-0 lead at Old Trafford thanks to two goals in two minutes. Tottenham added a third in the final 10 minutes to given Jose Mourinho his worst loss at Old Trafford since arriving two years ago.
Aug 27 - 5:14 PM

Alexis Sanchez is working hard to make himself available after missing the 3-2 loss at Brighton last weekend due to an unspecified injury.

Jose Mourinho revealed the Chilean was going to play at the AMEX Stadium "but he had a little problem" which could keep him out for up-to a fortnight. "I don’t know really [know the extent of the injury]. Let’s wait for the results of the studies, but I don’t think it’s a big thing. I think it will be one or two weeks maximum." On Tuesday, Sanchez posted an update from his Instagram account hinting that he could ready to face Tottenham. ‘Training to be back soon. Come on United’. Despite his indifferent form since joining the club, the availability of Sanchez would certainly provide a shot in the arm given the current mood at Old Trafford. For all his failing in terms of overall performance, no-one can question the attitude of Sanchez and his work ethic, points raised by the United captain Paul Pogba on Sunday when trying to explain their loss to Brighton.
Aug 22 - 5:48 AM

Alexis Sanchez could be sidelined for up-to two weeks after picking up an unspecified injury on the eve of the game with Brighton.

Concerns began to grow on Sunday morning when the Chile star was missing from the 20-man squad boarding a private jet, sparking rumours that he would miss out on the south coast. Those fears were well-placed as United made three changes at the AMEX Stadium which included the omission Sanchez. "Alexis was going to play but he had a little problem," revealed Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off. His absence afforded Romelu Lukaku his first start of the season while Marcus Rashford made way for Anthony Martial who was a surprise inclusion. But while the Belgium took full advantage, opening his account, Martial was hooked after an hour following a lacklustre performance. Post-match Mourinho revealed he is unsure when Sanchez will return. "I don’t know really. Let’s wait for the results of the studies, but I don’t think it’s a big thing. I think it will be one or two weeks maximum."
Aug 19 - 3:54 PM

The ongoing Anthony Martial saga drowned out the headline, but Manchester United beat Real Madrid in the US last night.

Alexis Sanchez scored one and was instrumental in the creation of the second goal against a mainly reserve Madrid XI. Ander Herrera scored the second goal with a first-time shot, whilst Fred impressed over the course of an hour in the centre of the pitch, barely putting a foot wrong. David de Gea started in goal. Luke Shaw did not have a great game, doing his GW1 starting prospects no favours in the process as part of a back four which also featured Darmian, Bailly, and Fosu-Mensah.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 1 - 4:39 PM

Manchester United confirm Alexis Sanchez will join the squad in the United States after visa complications were resolved by club representatives.

Earlier this week, manager Jose Mourinho expressed his disappointment that Sanchez was unable to enter the country as he is currently serving a 16-month sentence for committing tax fraud in Spain. "It's really bad and he's really sad," he said of the Chilean. "It's not good for him and not good for me, or for the team. There is no-one to blame. I know the club is making the effort but the US authorities have their processes." However, just days later, Sanchez hinted that he could be heading Stateside: ‘Last training session in Manchester’. United confirmed on Friday that the 29-year-old could be available for the match against San Jose Earthquakes after flying to Los Angeles: "It’s about when Alexis lands," said Mourinho. "Because he trained with us for five days before we departed. When he arrives, he has to play. If he is coming, he has to play."
Jul 21 - 1:19 AM

Alexis Sanchez has been forced to miss the start of Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States as his visa application was unsuccessful.

The 29 year-old accepted a 16-month suspended jail sentence in February for tax fraud in Spain. According to US law, no person found guilty of fraud can be granted a visa to enter the country. Sanchez will be able to enter the US if he and his lawyers can successfully navigate the waiver scheme to get a visa granted, but this is taking longer than they originally thought. Sanchez was pictured at Carrington last week training with the rest of his Manchester United teammates.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 16 - 4:35 PM

Manchester United deservedly lost at the AMEX Stadium on Friday after making six changes to the side which beat Arsenal.

While the absence of Romelu Lukaku [foot] was known in advance, the omission of Alexis Sanchez and Antonio Valencia from the matchday squad came as a surprise. There was no mention of the latter during either the pre or post-match media briefings, but Mourinho did confirm prior to kick-off that Sanchez was not available due to an unspecified problem: "Of course, Alexis and Lukaku have injuries, so they weren’t an option." Although the precise nature of his setback is still unknown, the United boss remains cautiously optimistic that the pair will be back for the FA Cup tie against Chelsea on May 19: "I hope they can play in the final." United were hugely disappointing on the south coast and had it not been for a fine first-half display from David de Gea, the 1-0 score line could’ve been a lot worse. "We are probably not as good as people think we are individually," mused Mourinho at full-time.
Source: BBC Sport
May 5 - 7:20 AM

Manchester United manager José Mourinho is set to drop a number of first team players after Sunday's 1-0 loss to bottom side West Brom.

The Telegraph report that the insipid performances of Paul Pogba (substituted early), Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera, and Juan Mata have been particularly frustrating for the boss. United face Bournemouth in the league on Wednesday, and it is in this tie that Sunday's squad players will have a chance to stake their claim to start the FA Cup semi-final against Spurs on Saturday. The manager has made it clear that the Cherries game is an opportunity for others, not rotation: "So it is not rotating, because rotating looks like a player that plays against Bournemouth is to give a rest to somebody that is going to play against Spurs in the semi-final. So the word is not rotation – it is an opportunity for people, for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs.." Mourinho answered in the affirmative when directly asked if West Brom underperformers would not play, saying "the only way [to select a team] is to go with performance".
Apr 17 - 6:40 AM

Manchester United patiently and calmly wore down Huddersfield Town's waning defense in a 2-0 win at home.

The Red Devils were boosted by Alexis Sanchez's first Premier League goal in a United shirt, which came in the 68th minute after he was taken down just inside the box. Sanchez stepped to the spot and saw his first attempt saved by Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, but the ball rebounded back to Sanchez who easily tucked it away. Just before, in the 55th minute, Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring with his 12th goal of the season after dispatching a sharp cross from Juan Mata into the back of the net. With Manchester City drawing with Burnley, United gained on the crosstown rivals to come within 13 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 3 - 11:54 AM

Manchester United's new signing Alexis Sanchez made his debut for the club in a straight-forward win over Yeovil in the FA Cup.

The Chilean provided two assists on the night as a reward for his continued risky moves in possession, which led to him losing the ball on 31 occasions. He started on the left wing in a front three with Rashford, scorer of the first after capitalising on poor Yeovil defending, and Juan Mata. Sanchez also laid on Herrera for United's second of the game and two late goals from substitutes Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku sealed the rout. Lingard now has more goals this season than his last two combined. United will face a sterner test on Wednesday against Spurs.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 27 - 11:17 AM