LONDON: Manchester United are plagued by the problem of injuries to key players ahead of the first quarter-final of the Europa League against Sevilla, early this Friday morning.
United will visit the Spanish club most likely without the services of their top scorer Marcus Rashford who has a groin injury.
Rashford was at the peak of his form scoring 28 goals in all competitions but he had to be taken off as the team cruised to a 2-0 win over Everton yesterday.
Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag, when asked about the injury status of his hamstring, admitted that the initial assessment found that it was not very good for Rashford.
“We have to wait but it doesn’t look good. Again, it’s due to the tight (match) schedule.
“It can’t be just you playing for three games in six days. We have to protect our players,” said Ten Hag.
If Rashford is ruled out, Ten Hag is expected to risk ex-Sevilla loanee Anthony Martial to take over the striker’s place.
Martial spent six months with Sevilla in the second half of the 2021/2022 season, scoring just one goal in 12 appearances.