Rashford highly unlikely to feature in Man United’s squad for Milan game

Marcus Rashford looks set to miss out on Manchester United’s first leg against AC Milan on Thursday night.

Sunday’s Manchester derby was a hugely positive one for the Old Trafford Faithful. The Red Devils more than deserved all three points – though the result was marred by an injury to what looked like Marcus Rashford’s ankle.

At the time, Solskjaer would say that he was hopeful the injury wasn’t too serious. Well, now we know more details…

The claim comes from Sky Sports News, who thankfully confirm that Rashford hasn’t suffered ligament damage. However, the United star is ‘highly unlikely’ to feature in United’s squad for their game against AC Milan at the Theatre of Dreams on Thursday.

This poses all sorts of problems. With Edinson Cavani also out injured, it pretty much leaves Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial as United’s only fit, senior central strikers. Daniel James is the only other senior winger fit, too, which is a massive problem.

One thing I will say is that this has certainly been coming. Rashford’s been dealing with shoulder and back issues for ages. Both were visible in the first minute of our game against City, as Rashford was clutching his back as Bruno Fernandes stepped up to take his penalty.

Looking at this positively, it’ll give Rashford’s back and shoulder some time to rest up and get somewhat better, while he’s nursing an ankle problem.

It’s a shame because although Rashford’s performances have been hit-and-miss, the Englishman has always produced goals and assists. We’re desperate for those right now as we look to line the trophy cabinet and secure our place in the top four.

Hopefully, Rashford isn’t missing for too long. United take on West Ham this weekend in between both Milan games and after that is a massive cup tie against Leicester City.

Get well soon, Marcus!

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