Ole provides Marcus Rashford injury update

Ole provides Marcus Rashford injury update

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given an injury update on Marcus Rashford, who missed their FA Cup quarter-final clash against Leicester City. 

The striker was absent from the team that took on Brendan Rodgers' side at the King Power Stadium, missing only for the second time in 47 matches. 

Rashford picked an injury in midweek away to AC Milan in the Europa League and was replaced by Paul Pogba, who scored the winner at the San Siro. 

Speaking ahead of the match at the King Power, Ole revealed Rashford was not close to making the team. 

“No, he wasn’t close,” Ole told BBC.

“We took him off and he thought he’d be ready but, yesterday, he had no chance of walking on his foot. The scans show there’s an injury there but, of course, we’ve got players coming back – Anthony [Martial] and Donny [van de Beek] coming back in, so there are positives as well.

”I don’t know [any timeframe for a return]. The doctor will speak to the English [FA] but I think he’ll travel and report for them. Maybe he’ll be fit for them.“

Solskjaer was however boosted by the return of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial, with the Frenchman starting upfront. 

“We need all our players as we’ve played so many games with less than four days in between the games all season, so we need everybody fit,” the manager said. 

“Anthony, it’s not been too long since he played really well against [Manchester] City so I expect him to do well tonight. Edinson has been working really hard to get fit as well so we’ll probably see him towards the end of the game.”

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