Crystal Palace have been handed a boost, with Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez absent from training ahead of the clash with Palace.

The Chilean winger, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, was not at training as he attempts to sort a visa issue that could stop him travelling with Chile during the international break.

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The winger is linked with a move to Inter, who could secure his services before the window shuts at the end of August in Italy.

Manchester United have been reacting to the news on social media.

Ash just wishes the midfielder would leave the club.

Damien also wishes that the player would leave, and end the current saga with the club.

Martin asks if anyone actually noticed whether or not the player was there at training.

However, Richmond believes that the club need the depth to compete within the top flight.

Read Crystal Palace’s verdict

Sanchez would have been unlikely to play anyway, but this is still a boost to Palace.

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Everyone knows what Sanchez can do on a good day, even if those good days have been very rare since his move to Manchester United.

The winger hasn’t played in any of United’s first two fixtures, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring new signing Daniel James to the Chilean.

Will Palace get a result at the weekend?