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Man Utd issue statement on Marcus Rashford injury as in

May 01, 2023May 01, 2023

Marcus Rashford was forced off late into Manchester United's win over Everton on Saturday, with the star attacker now facing a spell on the sidelines ahead of a huge run of games

Marcus Rashford has been ruled out for a "few games" after being injured during Manchester United's win over Everton.

The Red Devils announced the news as they delivered an update on their squad ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash with Sevilla. The attacker could be out of both legs of the quarter-final tie, as well as this weekend's Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest.

"Marcus Rashford will be unavailable for Thursday's UEFA Europa League quarter-final game against Sevilla because of a muscle injury. The forward was withdrawn in the 80th minute of Saturday's 2-0 Premier League win over Everton at Old Trafford and immediately headed to the dressing room for treatment," the statement read.

"Subsequent assessment of the injury suggested that Marcus will be unavailable for a few games, but is expected to be back for the season run-in. The England international's absence is a disappointment given his red-hot form this season, with 28 goals in all competitions.

"But there will also be relief about the prospect of his return for important games in the final weeks of the season. United have been boosted by the recent return to fitness of Anthony Martial, who scored the second goal on Saturday against Everton.

"Wout Weghorst is another versatile attacking option and Ten Hag has highlighted the range of other goalscoring threats available from wide positions and midfield, including Scott McTominay, who scored the first goal against Everton.

"Christian Eriksen is also back in contention after returning from a lengthy injury lay-off with a substitute appearance against Everton.

"And United are expected to welcome Casemiro back into the squad for Thursday's clash with Sevilla after the Brazilian midfielder missed the past three Premier League games, plus the Emirates FA Cup tie with Fulham, due to suspension."

Rashford has starred for the Red Devils this season, scoring 28 goals and notching 10 assists in all competitions. News that he will be ruled out is a huge blow for Erik ten Hag, who is hoping to win a treble of cup competitions in his first campaign at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman was left furious that Rashford had been injured, taking aim at United's relentless fixture schedule in recent weeks.

"We have to be more clinical, this game has to be finished by half-time. It was a good performance and it's very good if you do this with three games in six days so it's a compliment to the team," he told BT Sport after the win.

"We have to wait [on Rashford's injury], it doesn't look good. Once again it's due to the schedule, you can't play three games in six days. We have to protect our players. Everyone wants the best players on the pitch, everyone wants to see great entertaining football like today.

"But you need your best players. It's a win and we have to move on. I'm happy when you're playing in April and you're playing on this level against an Everton who are hard to beat. We have seen it in the last weeks, it's a really strong team in survival mode."

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