Marcus Rashford’s standout performance during Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Liverpool on Sunday was tainted when the forward limped off injured after 86 minutes.
After setting up United’s first and scoring the second, Rashford was replaced by Anthony Martial but headed straight down the tunnel following his substitution – dampening the mood somewhat for fans as the Red Devils booked their place in the fifth round at Old Trafford.
Speaking after the final whistle, head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained that there was an issue in Rashford’s knee, admitting he was unsure if he was okay, quoted by the Manchester Evening News:
“His knee was bothering him. So a scan tomorrow and we’ll see where we are.”
United have since confirmed via their official website that the 23-year-old has undergone a scan on his knee today, making him a doubt for the Red Devils’ midweek Premier League clash against Sheffield United.
An injury to Rashford would be a blow to United given the electric form of the England international as of late, though the fact he managed to walk himself off the pitch is a glimmer of hope that fans can hold on to.
Aside from his incredible off-pitch efforts fight for free school meals and put an end to child food poverty, Rashford has also been at his best on the field. He’s managed 15 goals and 10 assists in all competitions so far this season and is on course to improve on his season best tally of 22 goals last season.
While his goals are key, Rashford’s passing game and dribbling have also picked up this season and allowed him to become the creator for his side in wide areas. Suffering a stress fracture in his back derailed his form somewhat last season after a lengthy spell on the side, thus fans will be desperate to find out whether or not the blow to his knee is cause for concern.