Manchester United’s season keeps getting more and more shocking with news stirring up everyday from the prestigious club. Manchester United will now have to be without their key man since the exit of Lukaku and Sanchez. It’s no secret Ole has put all his faith in Marcus Rashford and has made him the forefront man of his reform squad. Unfortunately for Ole, the young forward limped off with a sore back in United’s FA Cup victory over Wolves ahead of a crucial fixture in the Premier League.
Marcus Rashford has been confirmed as a doubt for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool through injury. This comes at a crucial time when Rashford will be needed to possible stop the Reds unbeaten record. Fans were quick to react to the news and remind the Club owners about finding possible replacement during the January transfer window.
The young forward could be seen limping off with a sore back after a clash with Matt Doherty during United’s 1-0 win over Wolves in the FA Cup on Wednesday night. Speaking on the incident, United’s manager Ole said, “That backfired” when speaking on his decision to introduce Rashford from the bench.
“You have to go for them once in a while; it seems like he’s got a knock. Hopefully he will be OK for Sunday against Liverpool, I don’t know.”
With United lacking a cutting edge against their visitors, Rashford was introduced in the 64th minute and moments later, some confusion in the Wolves backline led to Juan Mata bursting clear and chipping over John Ruddy.
However, having been on the field for barely a quarter of an hour, a visibly discomforted Rashford headed straight for the tunnel, clutching his back for a few minutes after a challenge from behind from Doherty.
“I didn’t want to play him,” Solskjaer added of Rashford who has scored 19 goals this season. “That’s why we’ve kept him away [from starting against Wolves], but we needed the win. He was involved in the goal so that was a positive but it backfired.
“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.”
Rashford also took to Twitter to express his disappoint and apologize to the fans.
United will face Liverpool in an epic showdown which will take place at Anfield.