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Sanchez suffers hamstring injury in Man United training

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 24, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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With rumors of a transfer this winter swirling, Alexis Sanchez has suffered a hamstring injury in training, Manchester United confirmed.

According to reports in England, including Sky Sports, Sanchez will be out approximately 3-4 weeks, which is standard for hamstring injuries. While he should return to the field in time for the January transfer window, it will give teams something else to think about if they wish to pursue Sanchez this winter.

Sanchez was not included in Jose Mourinho’s squad for Manchester United’s most recent matchup against Swiss club Young Boys in the Champions League, sparking a new flurry of reports questioning whether he will depart Old Trafford this winter. However, it’s still difficult to imagine too many suitors for his signature, given the likely hefty wage demands.

Injuries have been a part of Sanchez’s struggles this season. Mourinho said that a lingering, unspecified injury suffered during the most recent international break was the cause for Sanchez’s absence for the Young Boys match. The Chilean played 22 minutes in Manchester United’s most recent Premier League match against Crystal Palace over the weekend, but Mourinho said he “didn’t feel very well.”

“It certainly isn’t true there are any disciplinary problems,” Mourinho said about rumors of Sanchez’s unhappiness at United.

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