- Sanchez has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for almost a month
- The Chilean last featured for Manchester United since the end of November
- The 30-year-old's international teammate Mauricio Isla said he will bounce back
Alexis Sanchez's international teammate Mauricio Isla has revealed that Manchester United striker is sad but promises to bounce back to become a success.
The Fenebache star made the confession to a Chilean news media outlet La Cuarta about Sanchez's situation.
He said: "He’s sad, but I know he’s going to reverse his situation.
"He is someone who wants to succeed at Manchester United. It’s something he went there for.
"There is a reason why he is the best paid player and he will prove it this coming year."
The 30-year-old has been unable to find hit form since making a big winter move from Arsenal signing a £505,000-a-week contract with the Old Trafford outfit.
The former Barcelona striker has scored just three Premier League goals in 2018 and has played full 90 minutes just once this season - on the opening day win against Leicester.
And there have been reports about Sanchez integrating into the Red Devils squad having just three friends to himself including David De Gea, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku.
It has also been understood he is not improving in his English language and feels 'lonely' and 'ignored' at the club.
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The ex-Udinese star suffered a hamstring injury which has ruled him out of action since the end of the November.
Sanchez uploaded a video on his Instagram running the treadmill, training in sand and then doing some sprints and ball work on the pitch.
And new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping he may be back in contention to face Bournemouth on Saturday at Old Trafford.
However Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku will have to prove they deserve a spot, just as Paul Pogba has done since the Norwegian took over.
Solskjaer said today: "Rom, Anthony [Martial] and Alexis were in light training yesterday so hopefully they can join part of the training today, let's see how they come through.
"I cannot do anything for their performances on the pitch. Paul has done it. In my chats with Anthony, Rom, Alexis, I'm here to give them the path and it's up to them to do it on the pitch.
"It's up to them when they get a chance. That's the name of the game as a footballer, you've got to do it yourself.
"I gave some guidelines of course on expression, freedom of expression but that's how I've always been as a manager.
"You can't tell what the players to do in this position... just enjoy playing for this club, that's the best time of your life."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United fans have expressed frustration at the ways Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata were spotted laughing on the bench in the team's defeat against rivals Manchester City.
Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata failed to make it to the starting XI against the reigning Premier League champions although they came on in the second half of the encounter.
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