Manchester United's Jose Mourinho expects to be without Alexis Sanchez until January

Alexis Sanchez's miserable spell at Manchester United took another turn for the worse on Friday, November 30, 2018, with manager Jose Mourinho believing he faces several weeks out with a hamstring injury. (AFP)
Updated 30 November 2018
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Manchester United's Jose Mourinho expects to be without Alexis Sanchez until January

MANCHESTER: Alexis Sanchez’s miserable spell at Manchester United took another turn for the worse on Friday with manager Jose Mourinho announcing he faces several weeks out with a hamstring injury.
The 29-year-old Chilean forward, dropped from the squad for Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win over Swiss outfit Young Boys, suffered the injury in training on Thursday.
“It is an aggressive muscular injury,” Mourinho said at Friday’s press conference.
“He has not had a scan yet but the player is experienced. He knows what injury is.
“From my experience, the painful scream and way it happened, it will be a long time.
“It is not a little muscular injury that he will be ready in a week or 10 days.
“For me and Alexis Sanchez, the grade is different to the one that Lindelof (expected to miss three weeks due to a thigh strain suffered against Crystal Palace last weekend) has and that was not easy.”
Sanchez’s came on as a substitute in the league games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace. He last started in the victory at Juventus in the Champions League on November 7.
Meanwhile, Mourinho said he is confident Spanish international goalkeeper David de Gea will sign a new deal linking him long-term to Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old de Gea’s long-term future at the club has been shrouded in uncertainty, although the club this week did activate an option to extend his current contract by a year, meaning he is now signed up until June 2020.


PSG chief Al-Khelaifi charged with corruption over Qatar worlds athletics champs

Updated 23 May 2019
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PSG chief Al-Khelaifi charged with corruption over Qatar worlds athletics champs

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi was on Thursday charged with corruption over the bidding process for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, judicial sources said.
Al-Khelaifi, who is also the boss of Qatari television channel BeIn Sports, has been under investigation since March for the bidding for the 2017 and the 2019 world championships.

The announcement comes after Yousef Al-Obaidly, chief executive of BeIn, and ex-athletics chief Lamine Diack, were reported to have been under investigation since March over wrongdoings in the same bidding process for the athletics event.