Marcus Rashford has an injury that will keep him sidelined as Man United take on Sheriff. He won’t be out for too long, though.
Manchester United Football Club are desperate for victory in their final game in September tonight. The Red Devils head to Moldova to take on Sheriff – a side who must not be underestimated.
After losing against Real Sociedad last time out, three points here is an absolute necessity if United are serious about topping their group.
Well, Erik ten Hag will have to do it without Marcus Rashford, who is missing with a muscle problem.
The key United star has been described as ‘not available’ by the gaffer, though the problem isn’t serious and Rashford is expected ‘back quite soon’.
I guess when Rashford was absent from training yesterday, this felt like an inevitability. Suddenly, though, the Old Trafford club are looking rather light in the final third.
Check out what the gaffer had to say on Marcus Rashford and his injury here:
“He is not available,” confirmed Ten Hag, when asked about Rashford’s availability by reporters, including ManUtd.com.
“It is still the [same] consequence after Arsenal. He has a muscle injury.”
“I don’t think [he will be out] too long.
“It’s not really bad and we expect him back quite soon in the team.”
This game feels like an opportune moment to get some key players in some form. Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro top that list. Both will have to play better than they have done of late if we’re serious about challenging for trophies this term.
Without Rashford and Anthony Martial, there’s also an opportunity arising for some young players. Perhaps the likes of Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Elanga will start, with a real chance to prove to Ten Hag that they’re good enough for regular minutes.
The good news is that Rashford’s issue isn’t thought to be serious. With United’s game against Leeds postponed and an international break following shortly after, you’d fully expect the Englishman to be available for the Manchester derby which is United’s next fixture.
Get well soon, Marcus!
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