Alexis Sanchez joins up with Manchester United team-mates for first time since playing for Chile in Copa America as he aims to reboot his club career after a difficult season
- Alexis Sanchez reported back to Manchester United training after Copa America
- He helped Chile finish in fourth place in the tournament that hosts Brazil won
- Sanchez will be aiming to reignite his career after struggling last season
Alex Sanchez began his pre-season with Manchester United three weeks after his Chile side suffered defeat by Argentina in the Copa America third place play-off.
The forward will be looking to reignite his club career after a disappointing 18 months at Old Trafford, having scored only five goals in 45 appearances since joining from Arsenal.
He was joined at the club’s Carrington base by a number of first-team stars including David de Gea, Victor Lindelof and new signing Daniel James.
Alexis Sanchez was at Carrington to start his pre-season training with Manchester United
He finished his Copa America campaign with Chile with the third place play-off on July 6
MANCHESTER UNITED PRE-SEASON GAMES
July 13: Perth Glory (Optus Stadium, Perth) – won 2-0
July 17: Leeds United (Optus Stadium, Perth) – won 4-0
July 20: Inter Milan (International Champions Cup – Singapore National Stadium, Kallang) – won 1-0
July 25: Tottenham Hotspur (International Champions Cup – Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai) – won 2-1
July 30: Kristiansund (Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo) 6pm
August 3: AC Milan (International Champions Cup – Principality Stadium) 5.30pm
There were encouraging signs in the Copa America, where he scored the final goals in the 4-0 win over Japan and 2-1 defeat of Ecuador in the gorup stage.
He also converted a penalty in the quarter-final shoot-out win over Colombia, but was unable to prevent a semi-final loss to Peru.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have just completed their pre-season tour to Australia and Asia, where they won all four games in encouraging fashion.
They began with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory and 4-0 defeat of Leeds, both at Optus Stadium.
They then beat Inter Milan 1-0 in Kallang and Tottenham 2-1 in Shanghai in their International Champions Cup fixtures.
They will next travel to Oslo to face Kristiansund on July 30, before ending their pre-season preparations against AC Milan at the Principality Stadium in Wales.
Sanchez’s focus will now be on rediscovering his form for his club after a disappointing year