Solskjaer gives Rashford injury update ahead of Burnley clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has proved an injury update on Marcus Rashford ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Burnley in the Premier League this weekend.

Rashford has been struggling with a foot injury in recent weeks and was an unused substitute during the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over Granada on Thursday, a result which secured the club’s place in the Europa League semi-finals.

Rashford has been an almost ever-present in the United side so far this season, the forward having scored 20 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions.

Solskjaer says he was delighted to hand the England international a much-needed rest against the Spanish side, though admits that Rashford remains a doubt for the visit of Burnley on Sunday.

The Norwegian says the 23-year-old will be assessed ahead of the clash with the Clarets, revealing it was Rashford’s decision to be on the bench in midweek despite his failure to recover fully from the issue.

“[It’s a] big bonus that he didn’t have to put any pressure on his foot [against Granada], yes. I have got to hope he can be available and not make it worse, that is the decision I have got to make, so fingers crossed,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.

“He wasn’t due to be on the bench really, he didn’t train yesterday [Wednesday] but, just in case, he put his hand up and said if needed, I could do a job.

“So it is a decision I have got to make on Sunday morning. But he is important for us. It is a difficult one. You have to go by how Marcus feels in a couple of days.”

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