Manchester United have a striker crisis, but recalling Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford to replace the injured Marcus Rashford because is not an option as there is no recall option in the Chilean’s loan deal.
After Rashford was ruled out for up to three months with a double stress fracture in his back, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that United will look at signing a short-term replacement for their 22-year-old striker this month.
But with just 11 days of the January transfer window remaining, United now face a race against time to strengthen their squad having allowed Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to leave for Inter in the summer.
While Lukaku’s move to Italy was permanent, Sanchez joined Inter on loan until the end of the season and could have been an option to return in United’s hour of need.
But it’s understood that the two clubs did not include a clause enabling United to bring him back – even though they are still paying half of his €300,000-a-week basic wage.