Visa issues behind Sanchez US tour absence

Visa issues behind Sanchez US tour absence

Visa issues behind Sanchez US tour absence

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that both Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial will start this season as the club's main strikers.

The United manager has brought a threadbare squad to the United States for their preseason tour with a number of players on holiday following the tournament in Russian Federation.

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"So I'm anxious because I'm not training [with everyone] and then I go to the Premier League without lots of players". The positive thing is only for the young boys that have a fantastic opportunity to train with us.Next week will come De Gea, Matic and Fred which is good, especially for Fred.

It's since been confimed that his absence from the tour is due to legal issues whilst trying to obtain a visa.

Considering United will spend nearly their entire pre-season stateside, that does not bode well for Sanchez.

Jose Mourinho's men will then play a further friendly against Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes before facing AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup tournament.

'It's important to work with [Juan] Mata, [Anthony] Martial and Alexis as they will be the players we think that will start our season in attack'.

"No Lukaku, no Lingard, no Marcus Rashford, so if Alexis is not working with us for 15 or 20 days it will be very bad".

"I'm not going to say someone is coming or no-one is coming", he said. Lee Grant has also been brought in from Stoke as a backup goalkeeper.

For the first time ever, United's red home shirt will be accompanied by black shorts and black socks as an official primary colourway - again a reference to the dark shorts worn by Newton Heath during their first two years of existence.

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