Manchester United fear Luke Shaw could be out for five weeks with a hamstring injury.
The 24-year-old pulled up during the first half of Saturday’s defeat by Crystal Palace and was replaced by Ashley Young.
Manchester United could be without first-choice left back Luke Shaw (left) for five weeks
Shaw suffered a hamstring during the first half of United’s 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace
He had to be replaced by Ashley Young during the Premier League encounter at Old Trafford
The news comes as a blow to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he looks to get his side back on track at Southampton this weekend following an indifferent start to the season.
Solskjaer is more hopeful over Anthony Martial’s thigh injury however and the Frenchman’s recovery will not have an influence over whether Alexis Sanchez stays or departs before September 2.
Talks are continuing with Inter Milan over a season loan deal for the Chile international forward while United have also fielded further enquiries for full back Matteo Darmian who is keen to return to Italy.
‘Alexis is a quality player. We don’t have loads of options,’ Solskjaer said.
‘If there is an offer that’s good enough for the club and him maybe he will go, but if not then he’s still our player and he’s a quality player.’
Shaw battles for the ball with Palace star Wilfried Zaha prior to his injury at the weekend