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Manchester United Team News: Marcus Rashford in race to be fit to face Liverpool

Solskjaer isn't holding his breath

Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - FA Cup Third Round: Replay Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Everyone watching the FA Cup match against the Wolves on Wednesday saw possibly the worst scenario that Manchester United could have faced heading into this weekend’s match against Liverpool. Striker Marcus Rashford came off the bench during the 2nd half in an attempt to spark the United attack, then fell to the ground injured 16 minutes after he got on the pitch.

The news just gets worse, unfortunately.

During his press conference this morning, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced that Rashford likely won’t be fit in time for the match and is expected to miss the trip to Anfield on Sunday.

”I’m not going to hold my breath,” Solskjaer said. “I probably think he wouldn’t be ready. “We’re going to give him the absolute amount of time to find out.”

This is a huge blow for United and more importantly United’s scoring capabilities. Rashford has started every Premier League match and is the top goal scorer for United with 20 goals in all competitions.

Solskjaer added, “Marcus will have more checks and treatment today but I’m not holding my breath. I would think he wouldn’t be ready but there is still 48 hours, so let’s see.”

If Rashford does indeed miss the match, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood would be a viable option for United’s striking duo, with in form Juan Mata adding an additional scoring threat for the Reds.