Marcus Rashford injury update: Latest news, and how long Man United star could be out

marcus rashford injury update: latest news, and how long man

Marcus Rashford inflicted an injury scare on Manchester United in the closing stages of a 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday.

Rashford continued his excellent form this season by scoring a second-half goal for Anthony Martial at Old Trafford, while Erik ten Hag’s side cemented their grip on a top-four finish in the Premier League.

However, the England international gave way with nine minutes left to spark concerns about his participation in some big games coming up at the end of the 2022/23 season.

Here’s everything we know so far about Rashford’s injury.

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What is Marcus Rashford’s injury?

The circumstances surrounding Rashford’s injury were fairly benign. He tried to control a ball played over the top of the Everton defense but pulled up and immediately signaled for it to bounce.

The problem appeared to be a groin injury, although specific details have yet to be provided.

Rashford was able to walk around the Old Trafford pitch under his own power before reaching the players’ tunnel.

He chatted with a United medical worker before gifting his shirt to a young fan.

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Watch in the US:

Marcus Rashford leaves the match early with an apparent injury.

????: @USANetwork | #MUFC

— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) April 8, 2023

Watch in the UK:

How could Marcus Rashford injury affect Manchester United? ????

paul scholes, @Osman21Leon and Joe Cole ponder what a break on the touchline could mean for Erik ten Hag’s side.

– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 8, 2023

What did Erik ten Hag say about Marcus Rashford’s injury?

Immediately after the game, Ten Hag didn’t give any clear information about the nature of Rashford’s injury or the prognosis, although he didn’t sound optimistic.

“We have to wait. He doesn’t look good. Again, that’s due to the schedule,” he told BT Sport.

“You can’t play three games in six days. We have to protect our players.

“Everyone wants to have their best players on the pitch, everyone wants to see great and fun football like today. [For that] You need your best players.”

United were beaten 2-0 at Newcastle six days earlier and then bounced back with a 1-0 win over Brentford at Old Trafford. Their win over Everton was their third game in six days.

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“He’s a great player, a great personality.

“I’m so glad I have him in my squad.”

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag praises Scott McTominay and gives injury update on Marcus Rashford after win over Everton

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– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 8, 2023

“It’s too much,” Ten Hag added to the BBC, predicting United would receive a “diagnosis” about the injury on Sunday or Monday.

“Especially if you play last Sunday night and then the first game on Saturday. During the week you have to make the game against Brentford, the game instead of the Carabao Cup. So you will be penalized if you reach the final, so it’s not okay.

“That’s what it’s like when you have to play so many games at short notice, especially when the schedule is so tight. Players cannot recover and there is a risk of players getting injured. You have to be aware of that.”

Which Man United games will Marcus Rashford miss?

Premier League games have taken center stage since the international break in March, when Rashford sat out after being knocked out by United in the FA Cup quarter-finals against Fulham.

On Sunday 23 April, Ten Hag’s side meet Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium. Before that, they have to negotiate a two-legged Europa League quarter-final tie against Sevilla on either side of a trip to relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.

Manchester United April games

  • Thu, April 13: Europa League – Seville (H)
  • Sun, April 16: Premier League – Nottingham Forest (A)
  • Thu, April 20: Europa League – Seville (A)
  • Sun, April 23: FA Cup v Brighton (N)
  • Thu, April 27: Premier League v Tottenham (A)
  • Sun, April 30: Premier League vs Aston Villa (H)

How many goals has Marcus Rashford scored this season?

Rashford is enjoying the best season of his career and was in particularly good form immediately after the World Cup when he scored three goals as England progressed to the quarter-finals in Qatar.

Overall he has 27 in all competitions, including 15 in 28 Premier League games. The most recent of these was the only goal in United’s midweek win over Brentford on April 5.

Rashford’s burden of scoring is significant. Next in United’s goalscoring charts in all competitions for the 2022/23 season is Bruno Fernandes with 10 goals. Martial and Antony each have seven goals.

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