Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes Marcus Rashford injury vow as he explains Man Utd ace’s issues

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes Marcus Rashford injury vow as he explains Man Utd ace’s issues

Rashford picked up the shoulder issue in last month’s 3-1 win over Everton and it was serious enough for him to withdraw from the England squad.

Then on Wednesday night against Paris Saint-Germain, he lasted 74 minutes before coming off and going straight down the tunnel for treatment.

It means the 23-year-old is an injury doubt for Saturday’s clash with West Ham and with a busy December schedule the problem will need to be managed.

And speaking ahead of the match, Solskjaer said Rashford is struggling to complete 90 minutes.

“How serious is it?” said Solskajer.

“At the moment, Marcus is getting that tiredness towards the end, or that soreness towards the end, that stops him from completing the games.

“Hopefully it won’t take too long to completely go away.

“Of course you think about how you manage these players throughout the whole season, anyway.

“Confidence-wise, Edinson coming in is just a boost for the whole team and the whole squad,” Solskjaer said.

“Edinson speaks good French as well, so I’ve seen Anthony and Edinson getting on well. As you said, the sending off stopped his season a little bit because he was just getting going, Anthony, I felt.

“We’re very happy with his contribution, on Wednesday night, everyone points at the one chance that he misses but what about the chances that he set up? His overall contribution to the team, his cleverness, even his defending is improving.

“It is just one of those things that, as a striker, of course you get measured by goals and, as soon as you get one, if it is off his backside, the back of his head or his heel, it doesn’t matter. He’ll get going again, Anthony, I’m not concerned about that.”

Published at Sat, 05 Dec 2020 06:15:00 +0000