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Marcus Rashford injury update ahead of Liverpool showdown

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Manchester United’s injury woes seem to get even worse as their inform striker Marcus Rashford had to come off the pitch due to what seemed like a knee injury or back injury during FA Cup clash with Wolves at Old Trafford tonight. We expect to get the exact details of the injury very soon.

By looking at the extent of pain shown by the England international, it doesn’t look like he will be available for Manchester United’s crucial game against Liverpool on Sunday.

Rashford could stay on the pitch for just 15 minutes as he was forced to go down clutching his leg due to a heavy challenge from Wolves Matt Doherty.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford lies in pain after picking up a back injury during the FA Cup third round replay match at Old Trafford, Manchester. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford lies in pain after picking up a back injury during the FA Cup third round replay match at Old Trafford, Manchester. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

The young striker tried to run his injury off for another two minutes before going down and signalling to come off.

Rashford then hobbled down the Old Trafford tunnel, leaving fans wondering about his condition ahead of United’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said before the game that Rashford was fine, despite fears over his fitness ahead of the Liverpool game.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United leaves the field through injury during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on January 15, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 15: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United leaves the field through injury during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on January 15, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Marcus is fine,” Solskjaer stated. He is a young boy that I don’t want to use too much for his own benefit as you don’t want to burn him out.

But he’s so energetic and professional and he’s raring to go again.”

Fans are definitely going to question Ole’s decision to send Rashford in if he hadn’t recovered from his previous knock completely. We will keep you updated as more information arrives regarding his injury.

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