Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is a doubt to face Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday after he suffered a back injury against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Rashford, 22, came off the bench during the second half in Wednesday’s 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay win but was forced back off after 16 minutes due to a back injury.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to reporters after the game, admitting he “didn’t want to play” his star striker in the midweek matchup but that his side “needed the win.”
Anthony Martial assisted Juan Mata for the only goal of the game, and the Red Devils will face either Watford or Tranmere Rovers in the next round of the competition.
Rashford is United’s top scorer in the Premier League (14 goals) and across all competitions (19) this season, and it would be a major blow if he’s deemed unfit for the trip to Anfield.
Liverpool are 14 points clear at the table summit and will move 30 points in front of old rivals United, who currently occupy fifth, if they can clinch what would be their 19th consecutive Premier League home win.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have kept clean sheets in their last four consecutive home games, and their chances of extending that streak look all the stronger if Rashford is missing for United.
The England international has scored four goals in his last four Premier League outings (11 in his last 14) and has started in each of United’s 22 top-flight outings so far this campaign (Transfermarkt).