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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Rashford's injury was worse than first thought.

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

It is "touch and go" if Marcus Rashford plays again for Manchester United this season, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The United boss isn’t sure if Rashford will be available for England at Euro 2020 this summer.

Rashford has been sidelined due to a due to a stress fracture in his back since United’s FA Cup third-round replay against Wolverhampton on January 15.

The 22-year-old was set to be out for six weeks but it seems he could be out of action longer than expected.

Speaking prior to the Red Devils' Europa League clash at Club Brugge, Solskjaer said: “He had a scan and it was maybe more severe than what we hoped and expected. He felt fine a few days before that.

“I didn't know it takes that time to recover. When it heals he will be stronger for it so it's important we don't rush it.

“I would hope he's playing again this season it will just be touch and go towards the end.

“Hopefully we can get through this tournament [Europa League] and prolong the season.

“It takes time, I'm not a doctor but obviously I was hoping he'd recover quicker than it actually looks like he's going to be out for, another few months definitely.”

The Three Lions’ first Euro 2020 clash will be against Croatia at Wembley on June 14. However when quizzed if Rashford would be fit for England, Solskjaer replied: “I would hope he plays before then but if he's not fit enough he won't go.”



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