Erik ten Hag says Marcus Rashford injury ‘doesn’t look well’

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Erik ten Hag has provided a worrying Marcus Rashford injury update, following an apparent groin problem against Everton.

Manchester United Football Club have now won their last couple of Premier League matches, getting their campaign back on track. The Old Trafford side will go into the end-of-season run-in feeling somewhat confident at this point in time.

The Red Devils were well in control against Everton yesterday, eventually winning the match 2-0 with relative ease. But for Jordan Pickford, the result could have been far comfier.

Marcus Rashford had several chances of his own. None of which he managed to take during a match where the ball just wouldn’t nestle in the back of the net for him. He’d also pick up an injury late on in proceedings.

The Englishman was seemingly clutching at his groin, looking like a strain or some sort of pull.


After the game, the gaffer didn’t ease fears, providing a worrying update on he United star, admitting that the issue ‘doesn’t look well’.

Check out what the gaffer had to say in full here:

“I don’t know [about Marcus]. It is like this when you have to play so many games in short notice, especially when the schedule is this tight. Players can’t recover and you run the risk that players can get injured. You have to be aware of that.” Ten Hag told ManUtd.com.

“You can’t say [exactly what has happened], even when you speak to him. We have to wait until tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, then we will see what is the diagnosis.

“We have to wait and see what it is and how bad it is,” he added live on BT Sport. “It doesn’t look well.”

The last thing United need is to lose Rashford for any amount of time. He has been the sole source of goals for large stretches of this campaign, and if he’s out for a period of weeks, this side will not be the same.

Groin strains can vary in severity, though the early diagnosis is one of concern. At the very least, I think we’re expecting Rashford to miss some time in order to allow his body to heal. Could this problem be season-ending? Who knows…

There is a small silver lining in the return to fitness of Anthony Martial. However, the Frenchman has had his own injury problems this season and I have no confidence in the former AS Monaco man being able to stay fit, in order to fill the void left by Rashford.

Do you think Marcus Rashford will be fit to take on Sevilla at Old Trafford this Thursday? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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