Erik Ten Hag Hints On Marcus Rashford Injury Situation Ahead of Carabao Cup Final Against Newcastle

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    Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has dropped hints on Marcus Rashford injury situation ahead of a crunch Carabao Cup Final tie against Newcastle United on Sunday.

    Marcus Rashford

    Marcus Rashford played only 88 minutes in Manchester United’s Europa League second-leg win over Barcelona at Old Trafford.

    Erik Ten Hag subbed off the high-flying Three Lions forward and brought on McTominay after he was limping on the pitch following a wrong-footed challenge that left him sprawling to the ground in the Barcelona box.

    He picked up an ankle injury in the challenge and was forced to be replaced, with Manchester United going on to win the tie 2-1.

    Now, it is still uncertain whether Marcus Rashford will feature for the Red Devils in their crunch Carabao Cup Final tie against Newcastle at Wembley on Sunday.

    Erik Ten Hag has maintained he is not sure whether Marcus Rashford will be fit to start for Manchester United against the Magpies on Sunday.

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    Marcus Rashford picked up injury Vs Barcelona in the Europa League

    When asked if Rashford will be available to start for the club against Newcastle United, Erik Ten Hag replied, “I don’t know”.

    He added Manchester United is yet to conduct a scan on the injury and the club is yet to be updated on the situation.

    “Players are now coming in, we have to do investigations, medical, of course, yesterday we did. So straight after a game most of the time you can’t say, you have to wait for a 100 percent diagnosis. So let’s do the medical, the work, we have to wait”, coach Erik ten Hag said.

    Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford must have inflated the fears of United fans after taking to his Instagram Story to share a snap of him walking down the Old Trafford touchline in pain and agony.

    He added an emoji with a bandage head which confirmed the in-form Man United forward is nursing an injury.

    Man United fans will be eagerly awaiting Marcus Rashford’s injury update as the club’s medical department set out to scan and examine the extent of the injury with the Carabao Cup clash against Newcastle United in sight.

    Marcus Rashford has been in top shape for Manchester United this season. He is the engine room of the Red Devils’ resurgence under Erik Ten Hag.

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    Erik Ten Hag subbed off Rashford in 88th minute against Barcelona in the Europa League

    The 25-year-old has proved a prolific and deadly frontline attacker, banging goals for the Red Devils.

    He is the most in-form player in the top five leagues in Europe after the World Cup with the highest number of goals.

    Rashford has scored in seven consecutive matches at Old Trafford for the Red Devils this season. He has 16 goals in his last 18 appearances for the club and has netted 24 times this season across all competitions for the Red Devils.

    In the Europa League, he has made 6 appearances, scoring 4 goals and delivering one assist.

    In the Premier League, he has made 24 appearances, scoring 14 goals, and delivering 3 assists.

    Rashford has been instrumental to the Red Devils’ Carabao Cup run to the final, scoring five times in his five appearances, including 2 assists.

    His prolific form for the Red Devils has made the club the only team in Europe to retain their place in four major competitions – the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and Europa League.

    Marcus Rashford
    Marcus Rashford’s prolific form has kept Manchester United in all four competitons this season

    Erik Ten Hag is now looking to end Manchester United’s six years of trophy drought with a win over the Magpies on Sunday in his first season as a manager.

    Meanwhile, the club progressed to round 16 of the Europa League after a 4-3 aggregate win over La Liga leaders and European giants Barcelona, and are in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

    Also, the Red Devils are third in the Premier League table with 49 points, 3 points from second-placed City, and 5 points from League leaders Arsenal.

    Some pundits believe United may likely hold out as the third force in the Premier League title race.

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