Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that ahead Marcus Rashford will probably be obtainable for Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final tie with Granada.
Rashford was substituted within the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 win over Brighton after being caught by a late problem – an damage which got here simply weeks after he was compelled to withdraw from worldwide obligation due to a unique drawback.
His involvement in Thursday’s fixture was clearly up within the air in consequence, however Solskjaer has now revealed that Rashford can anticipate to play some half within the recreation after passing a late health check.
“Marcus is travelling and we have simply acquired to decide if he begins or is on the bench,” Solskjaer instructed a press convention (by way of Sky Sports activities Information). “I do not suppose he’ll be a 90-minute man, however we’ll see the place we’re tomorrow.”
The information will come as an enormous enhance to Solskjaer, who has already misplaced Anthony Martial to what could possibly be a season-ending knee damage.
With the boss eager to rotate his squad and hold his senior gamers match, there’s a spot within the travelling squad for one more academy starlet, 18-year-old ahead Anthony Elanga.
The Sweden youth worldwide, who has six targets and two assists in 12 matches for United’s Below-23s this season, signed a brand new contract in March and has been a part of the first-team bubble alongside different kids like Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire.
“I’ve acquired religion within the younger lads, in fact, and, in Anthony, we’ve a participant with good expertise, a terrific angle and he scores targets from both the precise or left, and he is acquired good tempo,” Solskjaer instructed the membership’s official web site.
“He isn’t simply there for expertise, he would possibly truly play an element, who is aware of? He is acquired that X-factor and I like gamers with pace and acceleration and he is positively acquired that.”
He continued: “Anthony will probably be within the squad, he’ll be on the bench. He’s impressed when he’s been in coaching with us. He was very unfortunate two or three months in the past, when he acquired a foul damage and he labored actually exhausting to come back again as a result of he was simply because of transfer into the first-team squad again then.
“He has acquired some X-factor, some attributes. It’s not like a present, however the tempo and acceleration and pace that he’s acquired, that’s a given for wingers. When he’s acquired that pace, he’s all the time acquired qualities I like. He’s a goalscoring winger, he’s assured. He likes to beat males and might end together with his proper foot and left foot and he’s acquired a terrific angle.
“He has an urge for food and starvation to enhance and when he’s been coaching with us, he’s not been fazed by it. He’s assured. He’s not simply right here for the expertise, he’s able to play an element if he has to.”
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