Marcus Rashford

Revealed: Why Rashford missed the Wolves match

Tuesday 02 April 2019 19:07

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Marcus Rashford picked up an ankle injury ahead of Tuesday night’s Premier League fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

This is the second ankle problem the striker has suffered in recent weeks, after initially being injured early in the February draw with Liverpool, and last month he was forced to withdraw from the England squad.

However, speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the Wolves game, Ole said that Rashford's absence was due to a fresh injury, not a recurrence of the previous one.
Ole speaking to Sky ahead of the match.
“Yeah, he got a knock again, but it’s a different ankle, it’s not the same ankle luckily. He’ll be sorely missed today. Hopefully Rom [Lukaku] can do the job though.

"We tried to get him [Marcus] fit," added Ole, "but he didn’t make it so, hopefully we can mend him for the next game."

Rashford's absence is a concern, given the Mancunian striker has been in superb form in recent months and bagged a first-half goal against Watford on Saturday.

However, the boss has a ready-made replacement in Lukaku, who starts for the first time since 10 March. The Belgian will be hoping to continue his recent scoring run - he has bagged an impressive six goals in the last four outings.

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