Paul Scholes believes that Marcus Rashford should be able to face Manchester United’s bitter rivals Liverpool this weekend, despite being taken away shortly after arriving as a substitute in the FA Cup victory against the Wolves.
Rashford was thrown into action in the 64th minute, but had to be resumed just over 15 minutes later, having lowered himself clutching his back.
It is not clear at the moment whether United will be able to select their best scorer for Sunday’s game against Liverpool, but speaking on BT Sport Scholes seemed optimistic about the chances of the British international recovering in time.
“It’s a big blow because he was by far the best player in Manchester United, it was their biggest threat to the goal,” said Scholes.
“I think it’s something he actually picked up in the Manchester City game, where he had a shot in the back, but he played the Norwich game and it was excellent on Saturday.
“This was an opportunity for him to take a break tonight and all right, it didn’t work because he had to come while United was struggling a bit but I think he will be fine. Maybe some ice and a couple of days rest, but it will be fine for Sunday. “
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he regretted having lined up Rashford against the Wolves, but remained positive about his chances for the weekend.
He said, “I didn’t want to play it. I think he had a blow, a knee or something like that, in his back, but he fought for a while.
“That’s why we kept him away (from starting against wolves), but we needed victory.”
“He is a quick healer and will play some pain, surely, if he is capable and not a bad, bad wound, but we have seen that he has struggled lately.”