Alexis Sanchez is an injury doubt for Manchester United’s trip to Southampton on Saturday and he could also miss the Premier League clash with former club Arsenal at Old Trafford five days later.
The 29-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in training on Thursday and he faces an anxious wait to discover the severity of the setback.
Sanchez later uploaded an Instagram Story post with his right leg wrapped in a recovery contraption.
‘It requires further investigation to confirm severity,’ a United spokesperson said.
The injury will further add to Sanchez’s disappointing time at Old Trafford.
He moved north from Arsenal in the January transfer window as part of a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan but his impact has been limited.
Sanchez has scored just four goals for United in 30 appearances and has found a regular first-team place hard to come by.
He was omitted from Tuesday’s Champions League win over Young Boys entirely and now appears set for more time on the sidelines.
He is said to be keen on a move to Paris Saint-Germain, who are one of the only clubs able to afford anywhere close to his bumper deal at Old Trafford.
The forward, who is paid £350,000 plus bonuses, is easily the highest paid player at the club.