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  • Updated: Apr 07, 2021

Granada vs Man United: I Don’t Think Marcus Rashford Will Play 90 Minutes - Solskjaer

Granada vs Man United: I Don’t Think Marcus Rashford Will

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that striker Marcus Rashford will take part in the UEFA Europa League clash against Granada away on Thursday.

Solskjaer however said that the recuperating Englishman won't play the full 90 minutes.

Rashford was substituted off during the second half of Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday; Rashford has been injured multiple times in the past year.

United take on Granada in the Europa League quarter final first leg, and the 23-year-old was part of the traveling squad.

“Marcus is travelling and we’ve just got to make a decision tomorrow whether he starts or whether he’s on the bench,” Solskjaer said at Wednesday afternoon’s pre-match press conference ahead of the continental tie.

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“I don’t think he’ll be a 90-minute man, so let’s see where we are tomorrow.”

Furthermore, the Norwegian tactician insists he will never select a player who is not 100 per cent fit.

"I don't pick players when I know there's a risk," he stated.

"Of course, there's always a risk when you play football, but if the physios say 'this is too much of a risk', then I'll never play a player if we know in advance it's going to make it worse or be a serious one.

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"Marcus joined in training this morning (Wednesday), so let's see how he reacts. If there's any risk of making this worse, I'm not going to overplay him.

"His back has recovered, but he's a tough one and he wants to play. He wants to give his all for Manchester United.

"But it's also the responsibility of the player to tell us, as he did on Sunday, that 'it's too sore and I've got to come off'."

The full travelling squad for Thursday’s game is: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Bishop, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, Telles, Tuanzebe, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Amad, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, James, Mata, Matić, McTominay, Pogba, Van de Beek, Cavani, Elanga, Greenwood, Rashford.


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