Man Utd predicted line-up gallery vs Chelsea: Will Marcus Rashford start?
The Manchester United attacker is a doubt heading into Thursday’s Premier League game.
Erik ten Hag will hope Marcus Rashford is available to start for Manchester United in Thursday’s Premier League encounter against Chelsea.
The Red Devils need just a point from the game to secure Champions League football for next season, but the team have struggled for goals in recent weeks without the services of Rashford. The attacker has missed the last two games through illness and injury, but he returned to training on Tuesday.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Ten Hag said Rashford looks fit but added he will have to make a judgement on the player’s availability after the final training session on Wednesday.
Should Rashford return to the starting line-up, he could replace Jadon Sancho on the left wing, although the ex-Borussia Dortmund man produced one of his best performances of the campaign on Saturday in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth.
Anthony Martial might also drop to the bench, and Ten Hag was forced to answer questions about the attacker after he went straight down the tunnel following his substitution against Bournemouth on Saturday. Alejandro Garnacho has also come back recently after a long-term ankle injury and has been introduced off the bench in the last two matches.
It means United have just three guaranteed absentees for the Chelsea game, in Lisandro Martinez, Marcel Sabitzer and Donny van de Beek.
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