Manchester United manager Alexis Sanchez has revealed that forward Alexis Sanchez will be missing until the new year with a hamstring injury.
Sanchez has struggled to nail down a regular place in the United starting XI since moving to the club at the start of the year and has recently been linked with a move away from Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old has netted just one in the Premier League this season and won’t be able to add to his tally until 2019 following this latest setback to his United career and will miss the team’s trip to Southampton on Saturday.
Mourinho told the press at his pre-match press conference: "No scans yet but the player is experienced, the player knows what the injury is.
"And also, from the top of my experience, the painful scream, and the way the injury happened, I know that it is going to be for a long time.
"It is not a little muscular injury that, in one week or 10 days, the player is ready.
"For me and also Alexis, the feeling before the scans is that the grade is different than the (Victor) Lindelof one, and the Lindelof one was not an easy one.
"So, I think Alexis has what I used to call an aggressive muscular injury."