Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford could return for Manchester United at the weekend.

Rashford was an unused substitute for United against Granada, just named on the bench in case of emergency.

United did not need him, and it was a rare chance for Rashford to rest for 90 minutes.

After the game, Solskjaer told BT Sport: “We hope he’s [Rashford] going to be ready [to face Burnley]. Today was about not risking him.

“He was on the bench just in case because you never know in a knockout tie. He’s been playing with a sore foot. I don’t know yet.”

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Rashford scored for United in the first leg and made his contribution to United reaching the Europa League semi-finals.

Rashford has 20 goals and 10 assists this season and United have to manage his game time well.

 

Since lockdown ended in June last year, Rashford has played 61 club games.

He is important to United and with him nursing various injuries, it was sensible to leave him out of this game.

Granada put in some tough tackles over the two legs, as will upcoming opponents Burnley.

United may risk Rashford for that one, because there is no midweek game before the following weekend’s match at Leeds.

It certainly sounds like Rashford is not fully recovered, but he will be available if needed. Unlike tonight, that could be as a starter this weekend.

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