Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he will give Marcus Rashford more to time get fit in time for Sunday’s league game at Anfield. The striker was forced to leave the field during Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Wolves in the Emirates FA Cup, just 16 minutes after coming on as a substitute. The boss said he may not be ready for the visit to Anfield.
“I can tell you now, ” Ole replied when asked about our no. 10’s chances of featuring, during his pre-match press conference.
“As I said with Harry [Maguire] a few weeks ago, of course we’re going to give him the absolute amount of time to find out.”
“We’re going to do some more checks and treatment with him today. Yesterday of course was just a recovery day anyway and some treatment for him.”
“I haven’t seen him this morning, but I’m not going to hold my breath. I would probably think that he wouldn’t be ready, but let’s see. There’s still 48 hours, more than that, so let’s see.”
Other players that are still sidelined are Marcos Rojo and Scott McTominay. Also out of contention is Paul Pogba, having undergone surgery on an ankle injury at the start of the month, while Axel Tuanzebe is on the road to recovery after a month out.
Luke Shaw is also a doubt, after missing out on the Wolves replay. The left-back suffered a tight hamstring during the warm-up against Norwich City on Saturday.
Eric Bailly, who hasn’t featured for the first team this season after undergoing knee surgery in summer, played in a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday, as he continues his recovery.
Earlier this week, Solskjaer suggested the Ivorian could be ready to play against Liverpool, depending on how he got through that match, at the Aon Training Complex.
Craig Pawson will be the referee in charge of the game. The match will kick-off at 11:30 GMT on Sunday in the UK. It will air on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports main event. In the US its at 11:30 am and will be televised on NBCSN and online at NBCSports.com.