Marcus Rashford faces at least two months out after suffering a double stress fracture to his back.
The Manchester United and England striker sustained the injury after coming on in the FA Cup replay against Wolves.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær said after United’s 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday that Rashford would need six weeks to heal, followed by rehabiliation and recovery. He described it as “a bad injury”.
It makes Rashford a doubt for England’s Euro 2020 warm-up games against Italy and Denmark at the end of March. England are already without another key forward, Harry Kane, for those matches.
Solskjær said the injury could force United into the transfer market for a forward this month. “We’re always looking at chances to improve the squad – with Marcus out for a while we have to look at it closely,” the manager said.
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