United’s Rashford nonetheless bothered by foot harm: Solskjaer

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(Reuters) – Manchester United ahead Marcus Rashford was substituted within the second half of Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League win in opposition to Granada because of a lingering foot harm, supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated.

Rashford netted his twentieth aim in all competitions together with his excellent first-half strike earlier than Bruno Fernandes scored from a stoppage-time penalty to place the Premier League membership within the driving seat earlier than the second leg of the quarter-final.

Solskjaer stated Rashford was changed by Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani within the sixty fifth minute as a precaution and that he needs to be prepared for Sunday’s journey to face Tottenham Hotspur within the Premier League.

“… his foot is a bit sore, so we did not wish to irritate that an excessive amount of,” Solskjaer stated.

“It’s the identical factor as earlier than. He has not recovered from it.

“Hopefully it isn’t gotten any worse from this. He needs to be prepared for Sunday.”

The Norwegian stated he changed defender Luke Shaw with Alex Telles firstly of the second half because of an analogous purpose.

“I needed to shield Luke however I believe and hope he needs to be prepared for the weekend,” Solskjaer stated.

United might be with out Shaw, captain Harry Maguire and midfielder Scott McTominay for the second leg after all of them picked up bookings on Thursday.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Peter Rutherford)

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