Alexis Sanchez and Luke Shaw injury doubts for Tottenham Hotspur clash – report

Alexis Sanchez and Luke Shaw injury doubts for Tottenham Hotspur clash – report

Alexis Sanchez and Luke Shaw will face a battle to recover fitness in time for Manchester United’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur this time next week, according to reports.

The Chilean, who starred over pre-season, missed Sunday’s defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion after picking up an injury in Friday’s training session.

Shaw, on the other hand, featured against Brighton, performing better than most of his teammates, and suffered a couple of separate knocks.

And according to ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, the pair will face a race against time to return for what is now a crucial clash with Mauricio Pochettino’s side next Monday.

Mourinho noted ahead of the Brighton clash that Alexis would be out for around a week, and you suspect the 55-year-old will put pressure on the forward to get himself fit for the meeting with Spurs – against whom he scored in April – after seeing his attack fall flat over the weekend.

And supporters will desperately want Shaw’s run in the starting XI to continue. He claimed an assist at Brighton and performed at an impressive tempo, showing just what can happen when you give him a sustained run of minutes in the starting XI.

Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Matic, who are both free of injury but weren’t fit enough for Brighton, will be expected to return as well.

 

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