Sanchez Injured After Freak Accident Against PSG

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez.

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Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League encounter against PSG didn’t go as per plan. The Red Devils lost 2-0 to the French giants, setting themselves for an uphill battle in the away leg in Paris.

While no one expected the game to be a runaway success for the English side, a brilliant run of games and an injury-riddled PSG was expected to play to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s advantage.

However, despite being bereft of Edinson Cavani and Neymar Jr, PSG were able to field a brilliant side, who punished the home team enroute the victory.

United’s concerns go beyond just losing, as the first half saw both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard pick up injuries, forcing the Norwegian to replace them at the break.

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It was Alexis Sanchez that came on, although more than one United fan would have hoped he might as well have stayed on the bench, as his impact was woeful.

However, there may have been a bigger reason for that than poor form. As per the Daily Mail, Sanchez had picked up an injury before coming on. Focused on viewing the action on the pitch while warming-up, the Chilean forward ran straight into Italian linesman Fabiano Preti.

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As a result, Sanchez apparently received an injury above his knee. While he was able to play the second-half after warming up for the interval, the report believes that his fitness may be in great doubt for the FA Cup encounter against Chelsea on Monday – another game that the Red Devils will be hoping to win.

Further, with the full extent of Lingard and Martial’s injuries yet to have been ascertained, United may be in a whole lot of trouble.

The immediate Premier League encounter after the FA Cup tryst is against Liverpool, the result of which is bound to be paramount in United’s hopes of staying within the top four.