Man Utd boss Solskjaer reveals loan signing plans to cover injury list

Ross Houston
January 20, 2020

Solskjaer revealed after the match his striker had already been dealing with a back problem, although he was initially hopeful Rashford would play against Liverpool on Sunday.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed after his side's 2-0 defeat to English Premier League leaders Liverpool that it was a stress fracture which will keep him out for a lengthy period.

'It happened against Wolverhampton and it's not something that has happened before. It was there and then. So unlucky for Marcus he'll be out for a while, yeah'. He'll be out for a while for us.


Far from being back just after the mid-season break in February, Rashford is actually expected to be sidelined for two or three months and also requires surgery on a piece of floating bone in his ankle. "Normally six weeks to heal, but I'm not a doctor, and then he needs rehab after that probably", he said.

The United manager said: "We've had many, many injuries this season, it's an unfortunate situation". We might look at some short-term deals.

While he hopes to bring in cover, Solskjaer admits United will have to rely on 18-year-old Mason Greenwood in Rashford's absence. When you miss Scott, Paul, Marcus - any club and any team will notice that. That could take us through until the summer. "We don't desperately need a striker, if the right one is there and it fits for us... we've got players who are champing at the bit".


Solskjaer suggested that Rashford may be out for six weeks with the injury - a prognosis O'Hara believes is wildly optimistic.

Aside Brazilian worldwide Fred who was able to hold his own against the Liverpool players, the other two midfielders struggled a bit.


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