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Alexis Sanchez is ready to return for Manchester United but Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out with what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described as a “long-term” injury, amid speculation over the player’s future at the club.

Sanchez missed the win at Tottenham with a hamstring problem but returned to training on Wednesday to put himself in contention to feature against Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina’s most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson.

But Fellaini, linked with a move away in January, will not be available to face Chris Hughton’s side after suffering a calf problem.

“There’s not many issues,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday.

“I think just small niggles as there always is at this point of the season. Chris [Smalling], Marcos [Rojo] just started running lightly so not fit yet.

“Alexis has trained all week so hopefully he’ll be available and ‘Felli’ is the long-term one that’s out. He’ll be out for a few weeks.

“He’ll probably be at least three or four weeks. He’s got a calf problem and that’s sad.”

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