Manchester United’s plans to sell Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan look set to be placed on hold while the club waits for news on Anthony Martial’s thigh injury.
Manchester United who lost at their own backyard following a draw against Wolves in the middle of the week will now have to contend without their talisman Martial.
The Frenchman picked up a knock during the recent 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, causing concern among Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching staff.
Martial has undertaken scans on the injured area, and United will wait for the results to come in before deciding what should be done with Sanchez.
Following the defeat, Solskjaer played down the injury to Martial and another of his team-mates in Luke Shaw.
‘We’ll have to wait and see,’ said the Norwegian.
‘Hopefully, they won’t be too bad and maybe we can have them training during the week.’
Martial was seen limping following the conclusion of the match, and any possible long-term absence is likely to keep Sanchez at Old Trafford as he is viewed as the other forward that the club can fall back to.
The £52million signing has endured a tumultuous time of it in Manchester since joining in January 2018, netting only three times in 32 appearances, while struggling to find consistency for Solskjaer’s side.
A move away has been viewed as the most positive step for all parties involved.
The San Siro club are understood to be planning on offering Sanchez a contract worth no more than £150,000-per-week if they decide to make the deal permanent next summer.
But with Anthony Martial out injured and with the club short on forwards, Ole Gunner will be forced to look at retaining the Chilean to create goals and lead the attack alongside Marcus Rashford.
Currently United will rely on Lingard, Daniel James, Rashford, Greenwood for the goals but this will be a thin selection with Europa coming up in September.
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