Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he made a mistake by throwing in Marcus Rashford during their FA Cup tie against Wolves on Wednesday night.
The young Englishman stepped off the bench as United searched for a win that could send them through to the fourth round, only to be withdrawn with an injury.
The Norwegian admitted the decision to bring him on backfired on his face, but promised they will try their best to get him fit for the weekend's big clash against Liverpool.
“He’s had trouble with the back lately but that is a different matter,” he said while speaking to MUTV.
“Now we have got a different one. I don’t think it is related but he had to come off. I can say we will do everything we can to see and try to get him fit for Sunday but I can’t promise. We will manage."
“I didn't want to play him, but we needed the win. It has backfired," he further admitted.
"I can say we'll do everything we can to get him fit. He's been available and fit this season. He's a quick healer. He's struggled lately but more when he's tired.”
Rashford was gutted too to come off with another injury, but congratulated his teammates for qualifying, thanks to Juan Mata's solitary goal.
Never want to feel like I’ve let my teammates, the club and most importantly the fans down so did my very best to carry on tonight and was gutted to come off.— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) January 15, 2020
Top work from the lads to get into the next round 👊🏿 pic.twitter.com/ZLpxiqhtq3
The 22-year-old has been United's shining light this season, managing 19 goals in all competitions in what is turning out to be a near-perfect season for him.
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