Manchester United have announced that forward Marcus Rashford will be out of action for “a few games” due to a muscle injury. The club did not provide a specific timeline for his return, but they are hopeful that he will be able to play again this season. Manager Erik ten Hag expressed his disappointment at the setback, but noted that Rashford is already starting his rehabilitation and remains optimistic about his recovery.
Rashford has been in impressive form this season, scoring 28 times in 47 games and featuring in all of United’s league matches. Since returning from the World Cup in December, he has scored 20 goals in 28 matches.
The Red Devils will face Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday at Old Trafford, and Anthony Martial could be called upon to fill Rashford’s absence. Martial recently scored his first goal since December after coming off the bench against Everton on Saturday, and ten Hag believes he is ready to start a game.
The manager also expressed confidence in Brazilian forward Antony, who has not scored in the Premier League since the World Cup. Ten Hag believes that Antony can step up and improve his threat in the final third, citing his important goals against Real Betis and Barcelona in the Europa League as proof of his ability to perform in big games. He concluded by noting that Antony is a winning player for Brazil, and that he likes challenges.