Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides update on Marcus Rashford’s injuries

Marcus Rashford will be fit to play for Manchester United against Sheffield United on Wednesday night after undergoing a knee scan.

Rashford was substituted late in his side’s 3-2 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round, limping off the pitch and heading straight into the tunnel in apparent discomfort. The show was concerning for fans, especially given the 23-year-old’s impact on the tie; he scored one and created another to send United to the fifth round.

Marcus Rashford
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed after the match that Rashford needed a knee scan to assess the damage, but confirmed his availability for the midweek game during his pre-match press conference, as cited by the Manchester Evening News.

“Marcus is available, yes he trained this morning,” Solskjaer said. “Available for selection. He adjusted his knee slightly but trained fully this morning. Good place to be. ”

The news is a huge boost for Rashford and United. The England international has already scored 15 goals and 10 assists in all competitions and looks set to improve on last season’s career best score, provided he can stay in shape. A stress fracture in his back derailed Rashford’s form at the end of last season, but has not interrupted him this campaign.

Solskjaer also confirmed that Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are both fit and available to play, and admitted that he “won’t be long” before bringing in new signing Amad Diallo after arriving from Atalanta earlier. this month for a first £. 18.5m.

Diallo’s arrival pushed Jesse Lingard lower in United’s pecking order, casting further doubt on the 28-year-old’s future. Solskjaer has confirmed that “no deal has yet been reached” for Lingard, although West Ham is expected to close a loan deal before the window closes.

Summer arrival Facundo Pellistri, meanwhile, could leave the club on loan, with “many clubs interested” and Solskjaer keen to get him regular minutes at senior level. He has plied his trade with the Under-23s, scoring three times so far.