Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Marcus Rashford did suffer a groin injury during the 2-0 defeat to West Ham yesterday afternoon.
The 21-year-old pulled up on the hour mark and had to be replaced by Jesse Lingard. Following the game, Solskjaer said they will need to wait for a scan to see how serious the injury is:
“He felt his groin. We’ll do a scan tomorrow to see how badly he’s injured. I don’t know how long he’ll be out, I’m not a doctor. But he’ll probably be out for a little while.”
United are now very short of numbers in forward positions. Anthony Martial remains out with a thigh strain while Mason Greenwood did not feature against the Hammers due to tonsilitis.
It remains to be seen whether Greenwood will be fit to face Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, and if he isn’t, it could mean Lingard starting up front.
The England international has been in poor form this season and has yet to score in any competition. He is also coming back from his own illness so United are being stretched very thinly at the moment.