Manchester United have breathed a sigh of relief after scans revealed Marcus Rashford’s injury is not as bad as first feared, after the forward limped off in last weekend’s Manchester derby win.
Rashford was substituted with an ankle problem during the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday, with the England international receiving treatment before being withdrawn following a collision with Riyad Mahrez.
The 23-year-old limped from the field and there were fears the star could be set for an extended period on the sidelines, though the Mirror are now reporting that subsequent scans have since revealed positive news.
Rashford is not understood to have suffered ligament damage, though could face a short period on the sidelines given the ‘swelling and bruising’ on his left ankle.
The injury looks set to rule the star out of Thursday’s Europa League last-16 meeting with AC Milan, in what will be the first fixture Rashford has missed this season after making 43 appearances in all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
United will hope Rashford can return as swiftly as possible ahead of a crucial run of fixtures for the Red Devils, who face fourth-placed West Ham in the Premier League this weekend before the return fixture with Milan and an FA Cup quarter-final with Leicester.
Gareth Southgate will also be keeping a close eye on his fitness ahead of England’s fixtures with San Marino, Albania and Poland during this month’s international break.
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