Manchester United Football Club booked their place in the Carabao Cup quarter-final last night, where Colchester United will visit Old Trafford.
The Reds were more than worthy of their victory, largely thanks to brilliance from Marcus Rashford, who scored a brace on the day. At the other end, Harry Maguire marshalled the defence excellently, though perhaps he could have done better for the Michy Batshuayi leveller. If it were me, I’d have just brought the Belgian down and took the yellow card.
Anyway, in the dying embers, both Rashford and Maguire picked up knocks vs Chelsea. After the game, Solskjaer met the media and provided an all-important injury update on the pair:
“We’re playing football, it’s not basketball,” Solskjaer said per the Daily Express.
“Some of them are sore, but you should be absolutely down on your knees after a game of football, because it’s worth it when you win a game.
“They [Rashford and Maguire] are quick healers and let’s hope they’re ready for Saturday.”
At the end of the day, it’s a contact sport and players will pick up knocks. That’s just the nature of the game. There’s not a professional on the planet who hasn’t put themselves through the pain barrier at some point – and that’s what separates the best from the rest.
As Ole points out, the English duo are quick healers and they’re both tough nuts. If they’re able to play against Bournemouth on Saturday, you can bet your bottom dollar that both will be out there.
Make no mistake about it, United need the pair to be fit and ready for yet another tricky away game… Again, this is another chance for the Reds to move further up the table and prove that they’re on the up rather than trending downwards.