Solskjaer confirms Marcus Rashford injury fear as Man Utd boss says striker suffered a 'twinge' vs AC Milan

MARCUS RASHFORD felt a 'twinge' during Manchester United's win over AC Milan and was subbed off as a precaution.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the England star had a problem and the Red Devils boss did not want to 'take a risk'.

The winger was replaced by Paul Pogba at half-time during United's 1-0 win at the San Siro on Thursday night.

Pogba had an immediate impact – scoring the winner to make it 2-1 on aggregate.

Solskjaer was delighted to see his team though to the Europa League quarter-finals.

But after the game he expressed concern about Rashford, 23 – who has recently struggled with ankle and shoulder problems.

Solskjaer said: "Marcus had a twinge, we couldn't take a risk with him. Hopefully he won't be too bad."

There is now a chance the forward will miss United's FA Cup quarter-final at Leicester on Sunday.

Rashford picked up an ankle injury in the Manchester derby while the shoulder is a longer-term problem that he may have surgery on at the end of the season.

But the United academy product is confident he can battle on for now.


He said: "I just focus on the next game at hand and that's how I deal with it [the shoulder injury].

“What’s needed after we’ll deal with that after, but my main focus is just to be available for the games.

“I know my body and I know what I can do physically and that's it. I take one game at a time and it's the life of footballer.

“We can rest when we retire and for now I want to play as much as I can.

"I recover from games quite well and from injuries I have no doubts, so I have no worries.”

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