July 20, 2018 / 3:20 AM / 9 months ago

Soccer: Sanchez resolves U.S. visa issue, to join team on tour

Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United vs Watford - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - May 13, 2018 Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez reacts Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff/Files

(Reuters) - Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez will join the club on their pre-season tour of the United States after the Chile international resolved his visa issue, the Premier League side have said.

British media had reported the 29-year-old failed to get a U.S. visa due to a 16-month suspended jail sentence imposed by a Spanish court in February for tax fraud.

United manager Jose Mourinho expressed concern over the forward’s exclusion earlier this week as it added to the club’s pre-season absentees, with several other international players missing as they rest following the World Cup.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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