Manchester United have received an injury boost following their Champions League group stage game with Benfica.
Marcus Rashford, scorer of the only goal of the game, was substituted in the 76th minute after picking up a knock to his knee. The young English striker looked in severe discomfort as he was replaced by Anthony Martial, sparking fears of United’s injury crisis worsening.
Jose Mourinho has been without Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic since April, while Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Eric Bailly have all picked up injuries in recent weeks.
While United have a relatively deep squad, an injury to to Rashford would have been a big blow to their Premier League and Champions League aspirations.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho said:
“It is something in his knee. I thought it was cramp or a bit of fatigue but he said it is something he felt in his knee.
“I hope it is nothing important.”
However, in what will be a big boost to Manchester United and their fans, Marcus Rashford was pictured arriving back at Manchester Airport unaided.
The 19-year-old appeared to be moving freely without the use of crutches or any visible strapping.
Jose Mourinho will be hoping that Rashford is available for this weekend’s fixture against Premier League newcomers Huddersfield town, their third away game in eight days.