Rashford in Man Utd squad for Granada trip

Marcus Rashford has been included in Manchester United’s travelling squad for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Granada.

The 23-year-old was taken off in the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 comeback win over Brighton after being caught during a tackle.

However, the England international trained on Wednesday and has been named in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 24-man squad to face Granada on Thursday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
Image: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take a 24-man squad to Spain for the first leg of Manchester United’s Europa League quarter-final

Speaking at a press conference, United boss Solskjaer said: “Marcus is travelling and we’ve just got to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or is on the bench.

“I don’t think he’ll be a 90-minute man, but we’ll see where we are tomorrow.”

Man Utd 2-1 Brighton 2:54
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester United’s win over Brighton in the Premier League

Juan Mata returns to the fold as United head to Spain, with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga named in the squad for the first time.

There is no place in the travelling group for defender Eric Bailly – who recently tested positive for coronavirus – or Anthony Martial, with Solskjaer admitting the forward is unlikely to play again this season.

Martial sustained a knee injury while on international duty with France and could now face a race against time to be fit for this summer’s European Championship.

“Eric is still in Ivory Coast. He needs a negative test before he can come back to England, so we’re still waiting for that one,” Solskjaer said.

PA - Anthony Martial
Image: Solskjaer does not expect Manchester United forward Anthony Martial to play again this season

“Anthony has started his recovery and if we see him before the end of the season I’ll be very surprised.

“Of course, he’s determined to come back as quick as he can because there are important games for us towards the end of the season and there’s the Euros.

“He’s disappointed he can’t help us now, but of course he wants to work to get back as quickly as possible.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *