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Sanchez faces long time on sidelines —Mourinho

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Alexis Sanchez’ s miserable spell at Manchester United took another turn for the worse on Friday with manager Jose Mourinho announcing he faces several weeks out with a hamstring injury .The 29 – year – old Chilean forward dropped from the squad for Tuesday ’ s 1 – 0 Champions League win over Swiss outfit Young Boys , suffered the injury in training on Thursday .

“ It is an aggressive muscular injury, ” Mourinho said at Friday’ s press conference .

“ He has not had a scan yet but the player is experienced . He knows what injury is .

“ From my experience , the painful scream and way it happened , it will be a long time .

“ It is not a little muscular injury that he will be ready in a week or 10 days .

“ For me and Alexis Sanchez, the grade is different to the one that Lindelof ( expected to miss three weeks due to a thigh strain suffered against Crystal Palace last weekend ) has and that was not easy . ”

Sanchez’ s first team starts have been rare in November , and he came on as a substitute in the league games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace . He last started in the victory at Juventus in the Champions League on November 7 .

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( AFP )

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