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Solskjaer gives Rashford injury update ahead of Sheffield United clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on the fitness of Marcus Rashford ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Sheffield United tomorrow evening.

Rashford was substituted after scoring during the Red Devils’ 3-2 win over Liverpool last weekend, heading straight down the tunnel after sustaining a knee injury in the FA Cup fourth-round victory at Old Trafford.

The 22-year-old underwent a scan following the clash and the results showed no serious issue, with Solskjaer confirming the forward has returned to training and is available for selection against the Blades.

“He trained this morning,” the Manchester United boss said at his pre-match press conference. “He is available for selection.

“He tweaked his knee a little bit. We are looking strong, which is a good place to be.”

Solskjaer also provided an update on the future of Jesse Lingard with the midfielder having been strongly linked with an exit this month, West Ham the latest side understood to have expressed an interest in signing the 28-year-old on loan.

Lingard has failed to make a Premier League appearance this season and is keen to secure regular first-team football, though Solskjaer insists there has been little interest in the services of his players this month.

“He’s still part of the squad, he’s training well,” said Solskjaer. “No deal has been struck with any players yet. There’s not been many clubs interested in our players.

“Let’s see what happens. It is important to take our plans into consideration.”

There could be movement for summer signing Facundo Pellestri, however, with the teenager linked with a loan exit in a bid to accelerate his development.

The 19-year-old signed from Penarol in a €10 million deal in October but is yet to make his senior debut and reports have suggested the likes of Club Brugge and Alaves are interested in a temporary move for the Uruguayan prospect.

“A few clubs are interested in Pellistri,” he added. “It might be something we let him do now he has had a few games for the reserves because we want him to have regular football.”

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