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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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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

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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

Alexis Sanchez finally has the move to a bigger club that he has been agitating for since the end of last season as the ink is now dry on the swap move seeing he and Henrikh Mkhitaryan switch clubs.

The Chilean attacker was thought for much of the summer and then most of the first half of the season to be signed and sealed to Manchester City to reunite with his former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola. Over the past few weeks the focus has shifted from the Etihad to Old Trafford and now Alexis Sanchez is a Manchester United player. Sanchez's arrival means that Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Jesse Lingard will each see hits to their playing time as Sanchez will surely start regularly.
Source: @manutd
Jan 22 - 2:24 PM

Arsene Wenger has admitted that want-away Alexis Sanchez's proposed move to Manchester United is "likely to happen".

Wenger spoke about a number of transfer issues at a press conference on Thursday including the deal for the Chilean. He added that the inclusion of a swap for Henrikh Mkhitaryan within the deal was "possible". However the Arsenal boss was still wary of the deal breaking down, explaining that he knows you can never be sure from his past experiences. The Frenchman also spoke about his own move's to beef up his own squad. He would not go so far as to say a deal for Dortmund striker Aubameyang was close to completion but he was happy to say that the Gabonese would "fit in" to the side. Wenger also suggested a deal for Bordeaux's Malcom is not close and admitted an interest in West Brom's Jonny Evans.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 18 - 5:26 AM

Manchester United have reportedly submitted a bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

If reports are true then the Chilean forward has already agreed personal terms with Manchester City although Arsenal have not yet accepted their £20 million bid earlier in the week. United have now outbid their cross-city rivals and offered even more appealing terms than the £250,000 per week on offer from the league leaders. Sanchez almost joined City last August until the deal collapsed on deadline day when Arsenal's pursuits of a replacement collapsed. On that occasion, Thomas Lemar of Monaco was the London outfit's primary target though it is believed that Bordeaux's breakout star Malcom is now also being sought.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 11 - 6:25 PM

Alexis Sanchez’s two goals in four minutes lifted Arsenal to a 3-2 win against Crystal Palace in an exciting second half at Selhurst Park.

Tied at 1-1 after Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring in the 25th minute, Alexis Sanchez went to work just after the hour mark. The Chilean international latched onto a corner kick and fired low past Julian Speroni to retake the lead for the Gunners in the 62nd minute. Then in the 66th minute, Sanchez doubled the lead after linking up with a resurgent Jack Wilshere. Arsenal had to hold on in the end after conceding a late goal to James Tomkins for only the club’s second win in the last five Premier League matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Arsenal came from two goals down to briefly go up a goal before settling on a 3-3 draw at the Emirates.

It was a wild second half that saw Arsenal reverse Liverpool's 2-0 lead with three unanswered goals from Alexis, Xhaka, and Ozil before Roberto Firmino equalized for the final tally.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Alexis Sanchez has trained fully ahead of Arsenal's late Saturday clash with Manchester United and should start for the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger must have been worried that he might have been down both Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez from the side that beat Huddersfield Town 5-0 on Wednesday. The fear appears to be unfounded as the Chilean has come through and trained after being taken off early in mid-week with a hamstring issue. Look for Sanchez and Ozil to flank either Olivier Giroud or Danny Welbeck with Lacazette definitely missing out.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 11:58:00 AM

Arsenal cruised past Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night, but the victory came at a cost.

After Arsenal took the lead on 3 minutes, everyone expected the floodgates to open, but the Gunners struggled to breakdown David Wagner’s side in what turned out to be a scrappy first-half. However, following the introduction of Olivier Giroud, who replaced Alexandre Lacazette at the break due to a groin complaint, Arsenal kicked into gear hitting the Terriers for five. Mesut Ozil, fully refreshed after missing the game at Burnley on Sunday, was back to his best while Alexis Sanchez helped end the game as a contest by grabbing third. However, Arsène Wenger revealed post-match that the Chilean had been replaced because of a "little hamstring problem" although he went onto add that Sanchez should be alright. With Lacazette set for a period on the sidelines, Giroud done his chances no harm with a brace, although Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere are options with Sanchez playing in a more advanced role.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 04:52:00 AM