Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells BT Sport Marcus Rashford could be available for the Liverpool this weekend.
The Manchester United forward was named on the bench for tonight’s 1-0 win over Wolves, with the manager hoping to rest him for the big game on Sunday.
Solskjaer opted to throw on Rashford in the second half with the game still goalless.
The risk backfired as Rashford was forced off with what appeared to be a back injury.
Solskjaer admitted it was a bad call on his behalf, telling BT Sport (quotes from Manchester Evening News): “That backfired but you’ve got to go for them once in a while.
“It seems like he’s got a knock and he couldn’t run so let’s test in the next couple of days. Hopefully okay for Sunday but I don’t know.
“He’s struggled a little bit with a couple of knocks in his back recently and now he’s got another one.”
"That substitute backfired." 😕
"He got a knock and couldn't run."
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 15, 2020
While the boss states that Rashford should be available to face Liverpool, it doesn’t sound all that convincing if he was struggling to run after picking up the knock tonight.
And it sounds like it’s something that has been brewing over some time.
We’ll have updates on Rashford in due course.