Jose Mourinho is hopeful Alexis Sanchez will still be able to play some part of their pre-season tour of the USA despite having been denied a visa to enter the country.
Sanchez accepted a 16-month suspended jail sentence in Spain earlier this year for tax fraud, which has led to the problem.
No one found guilty of fraud can be granted a visa to enter the US, although a waiver scheme does exist, which it is understood United are trying to use to allow the Chile international to travel at some point.“I don’t know about Sanchez. He’s very sad, it’s not good for him or me, not good for anyone,” Mourinho said at his news conference ahead of their friendly against Club America.“There is no one to blame – the club is making an effort. I have to respect the US authorities in their process of selection of visas. I hope he will come to join us.