Cape Town - Manchester United are facing a striker
crisis after Marcus Rashford sustained a groin injury during the 2-0
defeat to West Ham United on Sunday.
Rashford went off with a groin injury after 61 minutes, compounding
the misery of Solskjaer as his fragile side suffered their seventh
defeat in their last 15 Premier League games.
United were trailing to Andriy Yarmolenko's 44th-minute goal when the
England international limped off, but Solskjaer had no forwards on the
bench to turn to and sent on Jesse Lingard as Rashford's replacement.
The Red Devils were without the services of Anthony Martial and Mason
Greenwood at the London Stadium because of a thigh problem and
After the match, the Norwegian gave an update on Rashford's situation
and revealed that the player had already been booked in for a scan on
the muscle problem.
It looks likely that the 21-year-old will be out until the next
international break, which comes after United's next two Premier League
games at home to Arsenal and away to Newcastle United.
Solskjaer said: "He has done something to his groin we will have to see how bad he is."
The United boss did have some positive injury news to counter that
with it looking increasingly likely that Martial and Paul Pogba could be
back in time to tackle Arsenal a week on Monday.
And Greenwood, who scored his first senior (competitive) goal for
United in their 1-0 Europa League win over Astana on Thursday, is set to
play against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup third-round tie that is next
on United's fixture list.
"I reckon Mason and Anthony won't be too far away and have at least
Mason ready to play on Wednesday but let's see," added Solskjaer, who
also confirmed Pogba was expected to play in that midweek encounter
against the League One side.
- TeamTalk Media