Solskjaer: Man Utd star Rashford ‘probably’ misses Liverpool clash

Marcus Rashford Injury update
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The good news for Manchester United supporters is that Marcus Rashford‘s back injury doesn’t seem a long-term worry.

That doesn’t help them much if he cannot go Sunday versus Liverpool, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Rashford is a likely absence.

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Rashford limped off the field in United’s FA Cup defeat of Wolves, as Solskjaer said playing the well-used forward “backfired.”

There’s a chance Rashford can go Sunday, but Solskjaer won’t hold his breath.

From The Manchester Evening News:

“I can’t tell you now,” Solskjaer said. “As I said with Harry [Maguire] a few weeks ago, of course we’re going to give him the absolute amount of time to find out. We’ll do some more checks and treatment with him today, yesterday, of course, was just a recovery day and some treatment for him. I’ve not seen him this morning. I’m not going to hold my breath. I would probably think he wouldn’t be ready but let’s see. it’s 48 hours [away], more than that, so let’s see.”

Rashford made sub appearances in both FA Cup dates with Wolves, but started eight other matches in the last 34 days. He went 90 minutes in five of those outings.

The 22-year-old forward has 19 goals and five assists in 31 matches this season, and would be key to any United hopes of ending Liverpool’s unbeaten season this weekend.