Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Provides Worrying Marcus Rashford Injury Update

​Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that it is ‘touch and go’ whether Marcus Rashford will play again this season due to a back injury.

Rashford tweaked his back during the club’s FA Cup third round replay win over Wolves in mid-January, and Solskjaer’s latest comments suggest that the England forward is likely to play no part in the club’s push for a Champions League place this season.

Marcus Rashford

​United are currently away in Belgium where they will take on Club Brugge in the first leg of their round of 32 Europa League clash, but there are now fears that their star striker could even be forced to miss out on Gareth Southgate’s upcoming European Championship squad.

“I would hope he’s playing this season but it’ll be touch and go towards the end,” Solskjaer said in his pre-match press conference, via ​Laurie Whitwell. “I would hope he plays before then [end of season] but if he’s not fit enough he won’t go.”

“I’m not a doctor but I was hoping he’d recover quicker than it actually looks like he’s going to be out for. He had a scan and it was maybe more severe, the fracture, than what we hoped. He felt fine in the days after. It just takes that time to recover. It is important we don’t rush him.”

Solskjaer did add that ​Rashford would be out for ‘a few months definitely‘, but the signs are not positive for 22-year-old academy product.

Alongside Rashford in the treatment room is ​Paul Pogba, who has played just 71 minutes of football since September with a recurring ankle problem. There was talk ​that an assessment later in the week could give him the green light to potentially return for March 8th’s Manchester Derby, but the Norwegian tactician was not so convinced.

He added: “He’s not been part of team training yet so it’ll depend on when he feels ready to do that. He’s not anywhere near that yet.”


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