Marcus Rashford: Manchester United striker a doubt for Liverpool match after back injury


Marcus Rashford came on as a sixty fourth-minute substitute for Daniel James, nonetheless then went off in the eightieth minute, with Jesse Lingard approaching

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his decision to play Marcus Rashford “backfired” after the striker went off with a again effort.

Rashford, 22, used to get replaced in the eightieth minute after he had been on the pitch for 16 minutes asUnited beat Wolves 1-0 in their FA Cup third-spherical replay.

The England international has scored 22 targets for club and country this season.

Solskjaer, whose side play away at Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday, said Rashford “couldn’t proceed”.

“He’ll be tested in the next few days – we want to be conscious for Sunday,” added the Norwegian.

“I did now not must play him. I have confidence he bought a knock, a knee or one thing, in his again, nonetheless he is been struggling for a temporary whereas.

“For this reason we bear saved him away [from starting against Wolves], nonetheless we most well-known the take.”

Requested if the choice to play Rashford backfired, Solskjaer spoke back: “He used to be inquisitive relating to the aim, so that used to be a sure, nonetheless it surely backfired.

“He is a like a flash healer and he’ll play by some effort, surely, if he is succesful and it isn’t very a base, base effort, nonetheless we bear viewed that he is struggled now now not too long ago.

“However that is been extra when he is been drained. He wasn’t on long ample to be drained so it’ll be one thing that factual came about there after which.

“He is been fully prime this season so we will enact one thing and all the pieces we can to secure him match for Sunday. If he is now now not, then we will play with out him.”

Rashford has featured in 13 fits – initiating 11 of them – since the initiating of December, scoring nine targets in that duration.

United will now play both Watford or League One side Tranmere far flung from home in the fourth spherical of the FA Cup on 26 January.

Solskjaer’s side are furthermore fifth in the Premier League, in the closing 32 of the Europa League and path Manchester City 3-1 after the gap leg of their Carabao Cup semi-closing.

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Highlights: Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

‘He is been like a one-man team’

Aged Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher advised an effort to Rashford could well be a field thanks to how critical he is to the team.

“The truth he has played 200 games already at such a younger age, he is so most well-known,” Fletcher said on BBC Radio 5 are living.

“They are largely changing into reliant on him. Marcus Rashford carries a load in terms of using team up the pitch, getting shots getting targets, getting assists.

“He has almost been like a one-man team.”

The Times chief football writer Henry Iciness says clubs could well tranquil watch out “now to now not flog” the gamers too unprecedented by playing them in too many games.

“It is attention-grabbing being attentive to ex-professionals asserting he is now now not barely working as freely as they’d demand and is holding one thing again,” Iciness said.

“I realize why Manchester United want to play him and I realize his mentality; he loves this club, performs for the shirt.

“He is is Manchester United’s most most well-known player nonetheless at some stage we want to settle a step again and express: Let’s now now not flog these gamers too unprecedented.

“It is now now not an England converse, here is set making obvious he is animated for Manchester United over the next few years and now now not burning him out too in most cases.”

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