Manchester United have confirmed Alexis Sanchez’s visa issue has been resolved and he will now travel to the United States.
The United squad are already in the States but Sanchez was initially denied a visa, having accepted a 16-month suspended jail sentence in Spain earlier this year for tax fraud.
No one found guilty of fraud can be granted a visa to enter the US but a waiver scheme exists.
The Chile international will now fly out to Los Angeles to join his team-mates and could feature for United against San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.
Sanchez, who has been training at Carrington while United officials have worked to get him a visa to enter the US, had earlier on Thursday posted a photo of himself and United’s head of recovery and regeneration Robin Thorpe, above which he wrote: “The last training in Manchester. Soon [USA flag picture].”.