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Solskjaer provides key update on Marcus Rashford ahead of Liverpool clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an injury update on Marcus Rashford in Friday’s press conference ahead of the Liverpool clash on Sunday.

The United boss said that he doubts Rashford will be ready for the clash, after his back problem flared up in the FA Cup victory over Wolves on Wednesday.

Rashford was rested for the game at Old Trafford, but was brought on from the bench as United chased a goal in the second-half. But Solskjaer’s substitution drastically backfired as the England international was brought off just 16 minutes after coming on with the recurring problem.

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“I can’t tell you now, as I said with Harry a few weeks ago, of course we’re gonna give him the absolute amount of time to find out,” Solskjaer said of Rashford’s availability, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

“We’ll do some more checks and treatment with him today, yesterday was a recovery day, I’m not gonna hold my breath I would probably think he wouldn’t be ready but let’s see. 48 hours, so let’s see.”

Rashford’s absence would represent a huge blow for United who are already facing a huge uphill task at Anfield. The 22-year-old has arguably been Solskjaer’s best player this season, scoring 19 goals in all competitions from the left-wing.

If Rashford does not recover in time, we expect Daniel James to start from the left, perhaps paving the way for Juan Mata to retain his place in the team on the right.

 

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