Marcus Rashford Injury Adds to Man Utd Striker Crisis

Marcus Rashford with England in 2018
Marcus Rashford with England in 2018. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9730223dd)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag revealed that Marcus Rashford picked up a muscle injury, adding to the crisis that the club faces due to a lack of attacking options up front. Most recently, Rashford has been used as the main striker for the team due to Antony Martial’s absence through injury.

Ten Hag remains optimistic that Rashford’s injury is not of a severe nature. The Dutch national had this to say during a press conference on Wednesday: “No, I don’t think [he will be out] too long, but I cannot tell how long. It’s not really bad and we expect him to be back quite soon.”

With the Red Devils set to face FC Sheriff on Thursday night in what is their second match of the Europa League group stage match, they will most likely have to rely on veteran striker Cristiano Ronaldo as their man up front.

Ronaldo’s role in the team as of late has been highly subdued compared to last season, starting just two matches since the start of the current season.

Before picking up the muscle strain, Rashford proved to be a standout player for the Red Devils, scoring a brace and picking up an assist in the 3-1 victory over Arsenal and scoring the winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Liverpool.