Manchester United have fresh injury concerns as Marcus Rashford was not spotted training with the full squad today.
Manchester United could be dealt with a huge blow as Marcus Rashford was not spotted with the rest of his teammates at the training camp. The English International picked up an ankle injury while playing against Liverpool which has forced him to train alone in order to recover. He was the only player not to take part in the 22-man squad which trained at London.
There are fears that the 21-year-old could be out with the recurrence issue after opting to play through the pain barrier for the last three weeks. During that spell, he was rested for the trip to London against Crystal Palace, but it has not gone according to the script for the Red Devils forward.
He was also part of the starting eleven which wrote the history at Parc Des Princes in the Champions League Round of 16. Regular game time would have wired the young forward who is still learning the trade with his club and country.
After the game against Liverpool in the Premier League, Solskjaer confirmed that Rashford was forced to stay on the pitch because he ran out of substitution and hailed him by calling him a “warrior”.
“We were very worried [about Rashford],” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “But he’s a warrior, he’s a Manc and he knows what this means. We had to keep him on, we’d already run out of subs!
“We lost three players in the first half, all to hamstring injuries, and we should have took Marcus off as well, because he was injured in the first minute. It was in the first tackle that they made on him, one of plenty.”
The Three Lions forward is expected to miss the clash against the Czech Republic in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers at Wembley Stadium on Friday.
Despite being ruled out for the Czech Republic game, there is no news about his availability for the away game at Montenegro on Monday. With the current suggestion at England training camp, the Manchester United striker will not travel to Montenegro if he is not fully fit to make the matchday squad. The three lions will not take unnecessary risks which in turn could hamper Manchester United’s remainder part of the season.
Gareth Southgate is left with a huge call to make on Marcus Rashford’s availability for the forthcoming game as the Red Devils will be left fuming if he faces an issue in the same area.
His injury will be an upset for the coach, but Jadon Sancho or Callum Hudson-Odoi are expected to take his place in the starting eleven. The Chelsea product earned a call after breaking to the Chelsea’s starting eleven.
England have already sent back John Stones, Fabian Delph, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus Cheek, and Luke Shaw to their respective clubs due to injuries.
On the other hand, Manchester United will be hoping to not see another prominent player in the squad getting hampered by an injury. Romelu Lukaku, who was the trump card when most of the first-team members were injured is currently facing time on the sidelines due to a foot problem.
Alexis Sanchez is also nursing knee ligament damage and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could do without another injury headache. The Red Devils somehow got through tough fixtures without the presence of Nemanja Matic, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera, and Juan Mata. It has not been an easy time for the Norwegian whose side is struggling to see out games following a tremendous start to his managerial reign at Old Trafford.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to it..
Marcus Rashford absent from England training with ankle injury. Seems likely to miss Czech Republic game tomorrow which could improve Jadon Sancho’s chances of starting.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) March 21, 2019
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 21, 2019
— England (@England) March 21, 2019
Marcus Rashford not training at St George’s Park. He’s still feeling effects of ankle injury sustained v Liverpool; remaining England squad members all training this morning. Jadon Sancho in line for his 1st competitive start v Czech Republic 🦁
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) March 21, 2019
Manchester United will return to the Premier League action after the International break as they prepare to take on Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday.