Marcus Rashford injury: Manchester United forward ruled out of Europa League tie vs Sevilla and ‘a few games’

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Marcus Rashford was withdrawn in the 80th minute of Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Everton at Old Trafford due to injury
Marcus Rashford was withdrawn in the 80th minute of Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Everton at Old Trafford due to injury

Marcus Rashford will miss Manchester United’s Europa League quarter-final on Thursday against Sevilla and “a few games” due to a muscle injury, however is expected to return for the season run-in, the club have confirmed.

Rashford was substituted in the 80th minute of Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Everton at Old Trafford and immediately headed to the dressing room for treatment.

United say the England international “will be unavailable for a few games, but is expected to be back for the season run-in”.

Rashford has been a key part of the club’s revival this season under Erik ten Hag by scoring 28 goals in all competitions, including one at Wembley in February which helped them lift the Carabao Cup, the first available trophy of the season.

United, though, have recently seen Anthony Martial return to fitness and he scored the second goal on Saturday against Everton.

Christian Eriksen is also back, coming on as a substitute on Saturday after returning from a lengthy injury lay-off while United are expected to have Casemiro in the squad on Thursday with the midfielder having served his four-game suspension, missing the last three Premier League games, plus their FA Cup tie with Fulham.

Rashford’s injury, coupled with the possibility of United playing 65 games this season if they reach the finals of the FA Cup and Europa League, prompted fresh calls from Ten Hag on Saturday for more considerate scheduling.

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