Marcus Rashford is available for selection against Sheffield United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.
Earlier today, we covered a story from the Daily Telegraph, who claimed that Marcus Rashford’s knee injury, suffered in the game against Liverpool, wasn’t as bad as first feared.
Our initial impression was that it’d probably rule Rashford out of tomorrow’s game against Sheffield United. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case…
During his typical pre-match press conference, Solskjaer confirmed the big injury news, with the key star all set and available for selection against Sheffield United at Old Trafford.
Check out what the gaffer had to say here:
“Marcus is available, yeah,” said Ole, per ManUtd.com. “He trained this morning. I think he tweaked his knee a little bit but should be fine.
“We are looking strong, which is a good place to be in.”
Again, this signals that the players are pushing themselves through to play and be available – and you absolutely love to see it.
Now that we know Rashford is fit, the question is, does he play? Personally, I wouldn’t risk it. United should have more than enough quality to get a result without him, particularly at Old Trafford.
Personally, to me this feels like a great opportunity to try and get others in form. I’m looking at Anthony Martial mostly, and to an extent Mason Greenwood – although he did score at the weekend.
In a worst-case scenario, you can call upon Rashford from off the substitutes bench if you absolutely need him. Though in an ideal world, he’d get the full game off and be 100% going into another crucial league match this coming weekend against Arsenal.
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