Alexis Sanchez needs regular match action either at Manchester United or elsewhere, says Chile great Ivan Zamorano.Sanchez left Arsenal for United in January 2018 but has struggled to find his best form at Old Trafford, starting just nine Premier League games last season and scoring once.The 30-year-old has continued to score for Chile, though, netting twice so far at the Copa America, yet Zamorano believes the rust from his club campaign has still been evident in the wins over Japan and Ecuador. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And the former Chile star wants Sanchez, who has been linked with Juventus, to be a starter wherever he begins next term.”What’s best for [Sanchez] is to play – wherever he can, be it at Manchester United or any other team,” Zamorano told Omnisport.”The important thing is for him to be constantly competing. I talk from my experience. Sometimes when you’re abroad and you’re not playing, it is hard to regain the level.”We’ve seen it. Alexis hasn’t played in Manchester for a long time, but the second he puts on the Chilean shirt, he’s different. That’s what we like.”No matter how you are doing at your team, we hope at the moment you put on the Chilean shirt you give your best, and that’s what Alexis is doing.”I’m very happy to see him regaining his level and to see him being a vital part of Chile, being a protagonist in South America again.”Sanchez was set to be assessed for an ankle injury ahead of Monday’s clash against Uruguay, with Chile having already sealed their progression out of Group C.Man Utd have already brought in Daniel James from Swansea after the 21-year-old impressed with his pace in wide areas for the Championship side last season.James will provide extra competition for Sanchez next term with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to be keen to reshape his squad with young players. Senior players Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba could to depart Old Trafford this summer, with Ander Herrera having already departed following the expiration of his contract.James could get his first competitive opportunity for the Red Devils in their opening Premier League game against Chelsea on August 11.
3D Laser Mapping is launching its inaugural user conference for the mining community. Aimed at both existing and prospective users of laser scanning systems, within the mining community, the event will provide hands-on training, end user presentations and of course the chance to network with industry peers and the 3D Laser Mapping team. The two-day conference will be co-hosted by Anglo Platinum, the world’s largest primary producer of platinum, at the Potgietersrust platinum mine in South Africa where delegates can experience laser-scanning systems in operation. Organised in conjunction with Reutech Radar Systems, the South African Distributor of 3D Laser Mapping’s laser scanning and slope monitoring systems for South Africa and SADC region, the conference will take place February 19-20 2008.“This event is designed to have something for everyone,” said Dr Graham Hunter, Managing Director of 3D Laser Mapping. “New or inexperienced users can see the systems in operation and learn from their peers, we will also offer plenty of opportunities for advice and one to one practical support. For the more experienced user we will be demonstrating the latest developments in technology and exploring the future of laser scanning for the mining operation.”The conference will include end user presentations from some of the leading mining operators in South Africa, including a site visit to the Potgietersrust mine in Mokopane where delegates will have the chance to see 3D Laser Mapping’s SiteMonitor software in operation with Anglo Platinum’s laser scanners, also supplied by 3D Laser Mapping. The onsite visit will also include a demonstration of the new laser scanner from Riegl, which delivers a 6 km operating range.Members of the 3D Laser Mapping Team and representatives from RRS will also be on hand to provide delegates with an update on developments in software, hardware and support and also explore the future of laser scanning within the mining operation. Delegates will also be able to obtain practical advice and one to one support and participate in discussion groups and feedback sessions guiding the future development of 3D Laser Mapping’s products and services.3D Laser Mapping is a UK based specialist in laser scanning solutions, the Riegl Premier Distributor for the UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa and the leading distributor of TerraScan software. 3D Laser Mapping integrates laser scanner hardware systems with its own software and peripherals to create robust solutions for mining. www.3dlasermapping.com