Erik gives Rashford injury update

Saturday 08 April 2023 15:06

Erik ten Hag has been asked to clarify the situation with Marcus Rashford after the striker hobbled out of our 2-0 victory over Everton.

The Reds' leading scorer stretched to try to reach a pass from substitute Christian Eriksen and immediately signalled to the bench to come off.

It was clear he felt something and he trudged around the pitch before heading for the tunnel, with Wout Weghorst taking his place in the 80th minute of Saturday's lunchime encounter.

He threw his shirt into the crowd as the fans sang his chant but there is natural concern that he may face a spell on the sidelines.

Report: United 2 Everton 0


Goals from Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial see the Reds enhance our top-four claims.

When quizzed on the no.10's situation after the game, Ten Hag commented to the BBC: "It's too much. Especially when you play last Sunday night and then the first game on the Saturday. In the week, you have to make the game against Brentford, the game instead of the Carabao Cup. So you get punished for reaching the final, so it is not right.

"I don't know [about Marcus]. It is like this when you have to play so many games in short notice, especially when the schedule is this tight. Players can't recover and you run the risk that players can get injured. You have to be aware of that.

"You can't say [exactly what has happened], even when you speak to him. We have to wait until tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, then we will see what is the diagnosis.

"We have to wait and see what it is and how bad it is," he added on BT Sport. "It doesn't look well.

"We have to protect our players - everyone wants the best players on the pitch, everyone wants to see great, entertaining football like you see today, but then you need your best players."

It was Marcus's 350th appearance for the club but not the way he wanted to end it, after claiming an assist for Anthony Martial's killer strike.

United are next in action on Thursday, when welcoming Sevilla to Old Trafford in the Europa League quarter-final.

Our next Premier League assignment is a trip to relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon (16:30 BST kick-off).