Marcus Rashford

Ole provides Rashford injury update

Sunday 21 March 2021 16:28

Marcus Rashford was absent from the Manchester United squad that faced Leicester City in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final.

For only the second time in 47 matches this season, the Reds had to do without Rashford when taking on the Foxes in the quarter-finals of the world's oldest cup competition.

The forward was injured in our Europa League round-of-16 second leg against AC Milan on Thursday night and our no.10 was brought off at half-time for Paul Pogba, who came on to score the winner at the San Siro. 

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The boss has selected his Reds team that will bid to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

In his pre-match interview at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked if the Wythenshawe man was ever in contention to feature against the Foxes. 

"No, he wasn’t close," Ole told BBC.

"We took him off and he thought he’d be ready but, yesterday, he had no chance of walking on his foot. The scans show there’s an injury there but, of course, we’ve got players coming back – Anthony [Martial] and Donny [van de Beek] coming back in, so there are positives as well.

"I don’t know [any timeframe for a return]. The doctor will speak to the English [FA] but I think he’ll travel and report for them. Maybe he’ll be fit for them."

Although Rashford was missing, Ole had gained fresh options to select up top in comparison to our match in Italy in midweek. Both Martial and Edinson Cavani were passed fit and are in the Reds' matchday squad, with the Frenchman starting. 

"We need all our players as we’ve played so many games with less than four days in between the games all season, so we need everybody fit," the manager said. 

"Anthony, it’s not been too long since he played really well against [Manchester] City so I expect him to do well tonight. Edinson has been working really hard to get fit as well so we’ll probably see him towards the end of the game."

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