Manchester United's Alexis Sánchez injured in freak accident
Alexis Sánchez put in a pretty horrible performance in Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, but at least he has an excuse.
Sánchez came off the bench just before half-time to replace the injured Jesse Lingard.
But before coming on, the Chilean was involved in a nasty collision with the linesman while he was warming up on the touchline.
Sanchez & the linesman just collided. I really hope that was caught on camera— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach ) 2019-02-12T20:47:35Z
Unfortunately, it seems the incident was not caught on camera, but the 30-year-old was reportedly knocked to the ground and later complained to United’s medical staff that he had picked up an injury just above the knee.
As far as we’re aware, the linesman came out of it unscathed.
That means Sánchez is now a doubt for Monday night’s FA Cup trip to Chelsea, but the Old Trafford faithful are unlikely to be shedding too many tears about that after the way he’s performed since joining the club from Arsenal in January 2018.
Too harsh on Alexis Sanchez? 😬— Goal (@goal ) 2019-02-14T10:21:55Z
Best paid player in the league Not one decent game in a year Same crap under 2 managers Alexis Sanchez is surely the most expensive flop in Premier League history— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge ) 2019-02-13T00:00:06Z
Daily reminder : Alexis Sanchez vs PSG: 45 Mins 0 Shots 0 Dribbles 0 Key Passes Highest paid PL player for you..— Olle Le Moine (@OlleLeMoine ) 2019-02-13T15:21:49Z
Alexis Sanchez' drop-off is out of control— Arsène's Son 🎈 (@hughwizzy ) 2019-02-12T23:01:44Z
Are Man United sure Arsenal sold them Alexis Sanchez rather than Andre Santos?— James Benge (@jamesbenge ) 2019-02-12T22:14:34Z
Man Utd finish the game with 9 men, after Paul Pogba was sent off, and Alexis Sanchez replaced Lingard.— Paddy Power (@paddypower ) 2019-02-12T21:56:22Z
Alexis Sanchez is having the Man Utd career people think Di Maria did— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor ) 2019-02-12T21:45:58Z
Henrikh Mkhitaryan did much more in his first year at United than Alexis Sanchez. Which is enough to question whether he should be at #mufc beyond the summer.— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst ) 2019-02-12T21:36:12Z
Devastating impact by Alexis Sanchez. Literally.— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein ) 2019-02-12T21:29:17Z
Alexis Sánchez is hands down the worst signing that this club has ever made. 5 goals in 13 months despite the fact that he’s on £350k-£500k a week. Even Bebe did more in a United shirt than him.— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd ) 2019-02-13T17:46:41Z