Marcus Rashford Injury: Solskjaer comments on Man U Ace’s availability for the Premier League match against Liverpool on the weekend.
Manchester United finally managed to beat Wolves after failing to do so in their last 5 encounters. However, the victory that saw them progress through to the next stage of the FA Cup came at a hefty price leaving United with the possibility of not having their highest scorer of the season in the match against Liverpool.
The Red Devils are the only side in the Premier league to have taken points off Liverpool when the side played a 1-1 draw at the Old Trafford. However, with Marcus Rashford injured, Liverpool will fancy their chances of maintaining their unbeaten run.
Decision to play Marcus Rashford backfired
Speaking after the match, Solskjaer explained his decision to bring in Marcus Rashford in the second half of the FA Cup replay vs Wolves.
“I didn’t want to play him, “Solskjaer said. I think he got a knock, a knee or something, in his back, but he’s been struggling for a little while.
“That’s why we’ve kept him away [from starting against Wolves], but we needed the win.”
When asked if the decision to field Rashford had backfired, Solskjaer replied:
“He was involved in the goal, so that was a positive, but it backfired.
Marcus Rashford availability after injury
Solskjaer also spoke on the extent of the injury and his availability for the match against Liverpool.
“He’ll be tested in the next few days – we have to see for Sunday.”
“He’s a quick healer and he’ll play through some pain, definitely, if he’s capable and it’s not a bad, bad injury, but we’ve seen that he’s struggled lately.
“But that’s been more when he’s been tired. He wasn’t on long enough to be tired so it might be something that just happened there and then.
“He’s been absolutely top this season so we’ll do anything and everything we can to get him fit for Sunday. If he’s not, then we’ll play without him.”
Manchester United’s campaign this season has been derailed by constant injuries to their first team members. United have played for a vast majority of this season without Paul Pogba. They were also without Anthony Martial in the beginning before losing Scott McTominay when their midfield began to show an improvement.
Marcus Rashford has been in extraordinary form since the beginning of December. He has featured in 13 matches and started 11 of them while scoring 9 goals in that period. Should he miss the game at Anfield, he will leave a huge hole in the side against the runaway league leaders.
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