Ten Hag Makes Frank Admission About Marcus Rashford’s Injury

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has admitted that he did consider substituting Marcus Rashford before the forward sustained an injury against Everton on Saturday.

The England international picked up a groin problem in the closing stages of the 2-0 win but ten Hag says he was weighing up whether to replace the player earlier, only to think better of it:

“I had the consideration [to take him off] but in that moment, with Anthony Martial just coming back, you want to bring them back into routines and togetherness. When they are together we have two goalscorers who can finish games, which is what we need in the final stage of the season to be successful. Also, there was no indication. If there was an indication I would have taken him off.”

Whether ten Hag will live to regret the decision, we shall have to wait and see. It doesn’t look like Rashford will be back in action any time soon.

If the 25-year-old has pulled a muscle in his groin, he could be out for between three to six weeks, depending on the seriousness of the injury. There is, therefore, a good chance that United’s top scorer will be missing for a sizeable portion of the team’s remaining fixtures.

The Red Devils take on Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final next up before a league match against Nottingham Forest.

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