Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez seems likely to miss the Red Devils visit to the Saint Mary stadium on Saturday after picking up an injury during club training session on Thursday. The Manchester club read on their official website, The injury to the Chile forward, who was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Young Boys, “will require further investigation to confirm its severity”.

The Chilean attacker featured for the Red Devils last weekend against Crystal Palace, while he last made a start when the club played Juventus at the Turin stadium in the UEFA Champions league.

United are struggling in seventh place in the league with 21 points from 13 games ahead of the trip to St Mary’s.

According to the British media, Manchester United have activated the 12 months extension offer at De Gea’s contract, as talks continue for a long term deal. The Spaniard’s term of agreement with Manchester United expires next summer with the former Athletico Madrid shot-stopper able to contact oversea club for pre-contract agreement.

Mourinho according to media reports wants the Spanish goalkeeper to remain at the theatre of dreams, and his recent act of praising the goalkeeper seems to justify that. The former Chelsea boss hailed De Gea as the best goalkeeper in the world following the club’s victory over Young Boys on Tuesday night.

“…I know he wants to stay, I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know the board want him to stay and they are working on that so hopefully sooner or later they reach a conclusion,” Mourinho told reporters.