Alexis Sanchez faces up to two months on the sidelines according to Chile national team doctor Pedro Onate, who analysed the knee injury the forward sustained in Manchester United’s win over Southampton.Sanchez was replaced after 52 minutes of the 3-2 victory at Old Trafford following a challenge from Saints defender Jan Bednarek and United’s own medical staff have yet to provide a prognosis.But Onate said that exams of Sanchez’s condition showed he had suffered distention of the medial ligament, which would take a number of weeks to heal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Onate told El Mercurio: “There won’t be any problems for him to be at the Copa [America], because he’ll be out for between six and eight weeks.”Alexis may even play again before that time. Plus, there’s a long way to go until the Copa America.Ole has provided the latest on @Alexis_Sanchez… #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 2, 2019″The distention of the medial ligament is an annoying injury, but it’s not so complex.”United will be without Sanchez as they travel to Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, where they hope to overturn a 2-0 deficit.Sanchez has made just eight Premier League starts for the club in 2018-19, scoring once.The 30-year-old winger has endured a difficult period at Old Trafford since arriving from Arsenal in January 2018, struggling to live up to expectations and suffering a worrying loss of form in front of goal.Five goals from 41 appearances across all competitions are not the kind of numbers English football fans have come to expect from Sanchez, who became one of the Premier League’s most revered players during his four-year spell at the Emirates Stadium. In his absence, caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be forced to play a flat 4-4-2 formation against PSG, with Fred and Andreas Pereira in line to start. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Teekay has taken delivery of Eduard Toll, the first of the company’s six LNG carrier newbuilds contracted to serve the Yamal LNG project.Recently, the 172,652 cbm vessel underwent the latest seasonal independent passage by a merchant ship on the Northern Sea Route.Built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard, the vessel was technically accepted in Korea at the beginning of December 2017 after completing sea trials. Following this, Eduard Toll started its journey to Northern Russia.Over the past month, the LNG carrier has transited the Northern Sea Route, breaking ice 1.8 meters thick at speeds of five knots astern, and arrived at the Sabetta terminal ahead of schedule.As explained by Teekay, the transit marked a major milestone for shipping in the Arctic as this was the first time a shipping vessel made an independent passage, without the support of an icebreaker, during this time of year.“With the inaugural passage now successfully behind us, we look forward to loading for someplace sunnier as soon as Yamal LNG’s busy quay becomes available, and to doing it all over again for decades to come on the Eduard Toll and our five other five newbuilds comprising the Arc7 fleet that we own with our joint venture partner, China LNG,” Mark Kremin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Teekay Gas Group, commented.The 298-meter-long Eduard Toll is also the fourth of fifteen Arc7 LNG carriers being built for the Yamal LNG project.The project, expected to produce 16.5 million metric tons of LNG annually, is sponsored by Novatek OAO, Total SA, China National Petroleum Corporation and Silk Road Fund.Under the abovementioned project, a series of fifteen vessels are being built, each capable of transporting 172,000 cubic meters and operating year-round in second-year ice up to 2.5 meters thick.Image Courtesy: Teekay