Alexis Sanchez sends Manchester United teammates a message during Fulham fixture

Alexis Sanchez has sent his Manchester United teammates a message following their impressive first-half performance against Fulham.

Goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku have given Jose Mourinho’s side a thoroughly deserved three goal lead at the break against the Premier League’s bottom side.

Sanchez has missed the match as he recovers in Chile following an aggressive hamstring injury in training last month.

However, his absence from Old Trafford hasn’t stopped him from cheering his teammates on from back in his home country.

The former Arsenal forward took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon to post a series of pictures from the match along with messages of support to his side.

The first message was attached with the caption ‘Good luck family’, while the second had the caption ‘together’.

Speaking earlier in the month Sanchez’s club manager Mourinho gave an update on the extent of the forward’s injury lay-off.

“No scans yet but the player is experienced, the player knows what the injury is,” Mourinho said.

“And also, from the top of my experience, the painful scream, and the way the injury happened, I know that it is going to be for a long time.

“It is not a little muscular injury that, in one week or 10 days, the player is ready.

“For me and also Alexis, the feeling before the scans is that the grade is different than the (Victor) Lindelof one, and the Lindelof one was not an easy one.

“So, I think Alexis has what I used to call an aggressive muscular injury.”