Arsenal legend Ian Wright thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to take responsibility for Marcus Rashford’s long-term injury.
As reported by the Independent, Rashford is expected to be out for at least six weeks with a double stress fracture in his back.
The England international was brought on against Wolves in the FA Cup replay at Old Trafford on Wednesday, but had to be brought off just sixteen minutes later as his back injury worsened.
Solskjaer had initially chosen to rest Rashford, but his decision to bring the 22-year-old on at half-time with the Reds in search of a goal has backfired dramatically.
The Reds are now without their most important player for a significant part of the season.
While Solskjaer cannot be fully to blame for Rashford getting injured, he does have to some responsibility for the way he has controlled the player’s fitness.
But the United boss is dealing with such a weak squad that it is no surprise that we have seen Rashford overused this season.
See Wright’s claim below, courtesy of 5 Live Sport:
'Marcus Rashford, #MUFC's most important player, is now out for three months – that's got to lie at the manager's door' 🚪👔
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) January 20, 2020