Marcus Rashford has been included in Manchester United’s squad for tomorrow’s clash with Granada.
Rashford limped out of the 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday and has battled shoulder and ankle injuries lately.
He didn’t take any part in England’s three fixtures during the international break either.
Solskjaer was asked about Rashford at his pre-match press conference, streamed at 1pm on the club’s official app and delivered a fitness update.
“Marcus is travelling and we’ve got to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or is on the bench,” said Solskjaer.
“I don’t think he’ll be 90 minute man, but let’s see where we’re at tomorrow. I don’t pick players when we know there is a risk. If the physio and medical advice says it’s too much of a risk I would never pick him.
“I would never play someone who had a problem that we knew about in advance. Marcus joined in training this morning and let’s see how he reacts. If there’s any risk of making it worse I’m not going to overplay him.
“He wants to play and wants to give his all for Man United. It’s also a responsibility for the player to tell us, as he did on Sunday and said he wanted to come off.”
Rashford has played through the pain barrier for much of the season for United.
Solskjaer was asked in his press conference whether continuing to play Rashford while he’s injured risked a longer term injury and he stringently rejected that suggestion.
But it does seem Rashford is constantly chasing his tail trying to get fit; rushing his recovery and risking getting injured again.
Solskjaer has attacking options in the squad and seems to have already decided to either start Rashford and bring him off early or name him as a substitute, ready to give United a cameo if needed.
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