Manchester United have confirmed that Marcus Rashford will miss several games due to a muscle injury sustained during the team’s 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday. While the club did not provide an exact timeline for his return, they did state that he will miss multiple games, including the Europa League match against Sevilla on Thursday. The 25-year-old forward is expected to return for the season run-in.
Rashford has been United’s standout player this season, scoring 28 goals across all competitions. The Red Devils are currently fourth in the Premier League table and are in a race for Champions League qualification. Following the second leg against Sevilla on April 20, United will face Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 23 and top-four rivals Tottenham on April 27. Rashford faces a race to be fit for this crucial week.
Manager Erik ten Hag responded to the news by stating that the team has many other players who can score, including Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial, Scott McTominay, and Antony. While Rashford’s absence will undoubtedly be felt, United has a strong squad and will be looking to secure their place in the top four without him.
Rashford’s injury is a blow to both United and England, who will be hoping to have him fit for this summer’s European Championships. However, it is important that he takes the time to fully recover and does not rush back too soon. With the season reaching its climax, United will need all of their key players fit and firing if they are to achieve their goals.
In Rashford’s absence, United will be looking to other players to step up and provide the goals needed to secure their place in the top four. Fernandes has been in excellent form since joining the club in January 2020 and will be crucial to their success. Martial and Mason Greenwood have also been among the goals this season and will be looking to continue their good form.
While Rashford’s injury is a setback, United has shown that they have the quality and depth to cope with such setbacks. With several important games coming up, they will need to be at their best if they are to achieve their goals. The return of Rashford for the season run-in will be a huge boost, but in the meantime, United will need to find a way to win without him.