Europa Preview: Rashford in Line for Man Utd, Gunners Injury News

Europa Preview: Rashford in Line for Man Utd, Gunners Injury News Photo: TT
Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League match at Giuseppe Meazza

Marcus Rashford appears set to be available for Manchester United’s Europa League quarter-final first leg away to Granada despite an injury scare.

The England international forward limped off after netting in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Brighton on the weekend.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer initially indicated the injury was a “tough one” but Rashford will travel with the Red Devils to Spain.

“I can’t disclose my team now,” Solskjaer said on Wednesday. “We’re not going to do that.

“Marcus is travelling and we have to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or is on the bench. I don’t think he’ll play the 90 minutes.

“Marcus is okay-ish. He’s trained this morning. He’s available to be selected, as I said, either as a sub or a starter.

“Juan (Mata) is back training as is Alex (Telles), so we’re looking stronger definitely. We didn’t lose anyone last weekend against Brighton.”

Arsenal have had mixed news on the injury front, with Kieran Tierney ruled out while Bukayo Saka, Emile Rowe Smith, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard look likely to be available.

The Gunners host Czech club Slavia Prague who’ve had an excellent run, knocking out Leicester City and Rangers.

On Odegaard’s right ankle isue, the Arsenal medical update said: “Martin has been experiencing discomfort to his right ankle since being on international duty.

“Martin is being assessed ahead of Thursdays match regarding his availability.”

Ben somerford
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