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Rashford in Doubt for Crucial West Ham-Man Utd Clash

Rashford in Doubt for Crucial West Ham-Man Utd Clash Photo: TT
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford is substituted off after sustaining an injury

Marcus Rashford is in doubt for Manchester United’s match away to West Ham United on Saturday night, which looms as a key clash as the Premier League nears the halfway point.

Rashford injured his shoulder in Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to Paris Saint Germain in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, having to be replaced with 15 minutes to go.

West Ham have already ruled out key forward Michail Antonio with a hamstring issue having been absent for the past month, before another injury in Monday’s win over Aston Villa which lifted the Hammers up to fifth.

The Red Devils are down in ninth but have found form lately, winning three in a row in the league, led by in-form Bruno Fernandes but the potential absence of Rashford, who has scored two goals this term, is a blow.

“Marcus has been training this morning, not fully, but he’s joined in with the group,” Solskjaer told reporters at the pre-game press conference.

“His shoulder stopped him finishing the game. He’s getting treatment and hopefully hell be part of the squad that travels.

“He’s having treatment now after training.”

Elsewhere on Saturday, Everton go to Burnley, while Manchester City look to back up last weekend’s big win when they host newly promoted Fulham.

Third-placed Chelsea entertain Leeds United in the late kick-off with Olivier Giroud set to start ahead of Tammy Abraham after his four-goal midweek haul.

In Sunday’s games, Trent Alexander-Arnold returned to training on Friday after a calf issue and is in contention for Liverpool’s meeting with Wolverhampton.

Tottenham play Arsenal on Sunday, with doubts around Harry Kane’s availability, after Jose Mourinho admitted he is carrying an injury.

Ben somerford
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