Solskjaer: Rashford unlikely to play against Milan
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given an update on the health and fitness of the Manchester United squad, ahead of the first leg of our last-16 Europa League tie with AC Milan.
It was also revealed that Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial had struggled with niggles leading up to the start of the game with City – though both eventually played big parts in the 2-0 win.
Speaking to the media ahead of the match with Milan, Solskjaer confirmed that he expects Rashford to be unable to take on the Italians.
“I don't think he'll be available for tomorrow,
“ said Ole.
“He's still getting treatment but he didn't join in the training today. Even though normally I'm a very optimistic guy, I still think he's going to be out tomorrow night and a doubt for the weekend.
“But that 60-70 yard recovery run [against City, which led to the injury] just showed the hunger and spirit and the humility in our work that we've got at the moment. It was probably worth it there and then, but you're never happy when you lose players for games.”
“maybe”– a word he also used to describe Cavani's potential availability. But he was less optimistic about United's five other current absentees.
“I'm not sure if anyone will be back,” said Solskjaer.
“David [De Gea] is not available. Donny [van de Beek], no. Paul [Pogba], no. Edinson, maybe, but probably not. Juan [Mata], no and Marcus, maybe, but probably not. So it's similar to Sunday, but maybe we've lost Marcus.”