Marcus Rashford’s injury is a huge cause for concern ahead of Sunday’s trip to Anfield to face the league leaders.
The England international is United’s biggest threat and has scored three times in his last four appearances against Liverpool.
But he had to be substituted just 16 minutes after coming on in the FA Cup replay against Wolves on Wednesday, with a recurring back problem.
However, according to the Mirror, Rashford is willing to play through the pain barrier and could be fit to start on Sunday.
Rashford has found his home on the left-flank under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, where he can be direct and cause huge problems for opposition full-backs.
His record of 19 goals in all competitions from wide cannot be ignored this season; his finishing has improved considerably this campaign.
Despite United’s lowly league position, Rashford has become a leader in Solskjaer’s side and is most often turned to when the Reds need a moment of inspiration.
And ahead of the fixture against the runaway leaders on Sunday afternoon, the debate has begun over whether Rashford would break into the front three of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Evening Standard Manchester correspondent James Robson believes Rashford would get into Jurgen Klopp’s front three, and would improve their side from the left wing.
What can’t be denied is that Rashford would have likely scored even more goals in a dominant Man City or Liverpool side this term and he would certainly be worthy of a place in the Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Liverpool press will ignore this stat exists. pic.twitter.com/LQt7iU46kv
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) January 17, 2020
Rashford has scored more than any Liverpool player this season – & in a struggling United team.
For me, he breaks up Mane, Salah & Firmino. He has to play on the left, so rearrange the other two as you wish. #mufchttps://t.co/jVnfeN875V
— James Robson (@jamesrobsonES) January 16, 2020