Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to deal with an injury crisis at Manchester United and the last thing he needs now is losing Marcus Rashford to the same curse.
Rashford picked up an ankle injury against Liverpool and still played the entire match, but he was featured from the bench in United’s midweek win over Crystal Palace.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) February 28, 2019
The boss claims he still felt the knock to his ankle on Wednesday night, but he’ll probably start against Southampton this weekend if he’s fully fit.
“He still felt it Wednesday night but he’ll be ready I’ll probably start him,” Solskjaer is quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
Rashford has been in terrific form since Solskjaer’s arrival but we finally got to see Romelu Lukaku back scoring against Palace, and the ideal situation now would be for two of them to deliver when called upon, upping the competition for places.
United’s objective for the season – qualifying for the Champions League – won’t be easily achieved by any means. We need to keep our best players fit and get those back who are already out.
Consistency is key when there are three different clubs battling for places. Tottenham could be dragged into the fight for a top four finish this weekend if they lose to rivals Arsenal.
That along with goals for Rashford and Lukaku would make for a very good weekend.