Luke Shaw was substituted in last Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace with a hamstring injury and could be out for up to a month. Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hopeful that he’ll return for Saturday’s game at Southampton. Scans of the injury will provide more details. I hope Shaw comes back soon because he has been doing a solid job at his full-back position. He helps to form a strong back line for us.
Anthony Martial was hobbling around before the end of the match. He sustained a thigh injury during the game and was in obvious pain. The scan results are supposed to arrive today. If Martial spends a prolonged time on the sidelines it could ruin Alexis Sanchez’s chances of leaving Old Trafford. If some media reports are to be believed. He has been linked with a proposed move to Inter Milan, because the Italian team is interested in him.
But that could be placed on hold and that can only be bad for Sanchez. However, Solskjaer said that these reports about him leaving Old Trafford and that he’ll send the striker to the reserves is false. The Norwegian manager said that every time Sanchez comes to training he works hard and he trains well. The boss said that Sanchez is trying to work his way back to to total fitness, and Solskjaer said he is happy with him.
So that’s the other side of the story. I believe that if Solskjaer wanted to get rid of Sanchez and place him in the reserves he would have done that weeks ago. But the striker is still in his plans, because it would make sense to keep Sanchez at Old Trafford, especially since Romelu Lukaku left.
If Solskjaer sold Sanchez we will only have three strikers to rely on. Which are Rashford, Martial and Lingard so that will leave us woefully short of strikers. So I think Sanchez will stay in the end. I can definitely see him leaving in the summer if he can’t regain his form and score many goals this season when he’s fit.