Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given a quick assessment of Marcus Rashford’s fitness after Manchester United’s win over Atalanta.

Rashford was seen holding his leg in the second half and was substituted in the 66th minute.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, United boss Solskjaer said it was a dead leg rather than a muscle pull.

Manchester United v Atalanta: Group F - UEFA Champions League
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Injuries are common for players recovering from lengthy lay-offs. Solskjaer suffered from this in his playing days himself after his recovery from a knee operation.

Rashford may not miss time. United may get away with this one.

United play on Sunday against Liverpool and Rashford is likely to be available.

 

But the difference is that this injury may prompt United to re-think if Rashford had been pencilled in as a starter.

United have options, with Edinson Cavani pushing for a start, and Anthony Martial is likely to be fit again.

Rashford could have to settle for a place on the bench against Liverpool and play a role as an impact substitute.

With two goals in two games since his return, he is making promising progress. United just have to use him more sensibly than last season.

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