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Man U’s Rashford sidelined due to injury

Marcus Rashford coming off after Man United’s 2nil win on Saturday.Photo/Skysports

Manchester United’s talisman, Marcus Rashford will miss his side’s Europa League quarter-final on Thursday against Sevilla and “a few games” due to muscle injury, the club have confirmed.

Rashford was substituted in the 80th minute of Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Everton at Old Trafford clutching his groin and immediately headed to the dressing-room for treatment.

United say the forward”will be unavailable for a few games, but is expected to be back for the season run-in”.

The England international has been a key part of the club’s revival this season under Erik ten Hag by scoring 28 goals in all competitions, including one at Wembley in February which helped them lift the Carabao Cup, the first available trophy of the season.

In Erik Ten Hag’s news conference ahead of his side’s Thursday Europa league tie, he was asked if Rashford will be back for the FA Cup semi-final against Brighton on April 22, to which he replied: “It’s a few games, that’s the statement. I can’t give more details because we don’t know. We have to see how the injury develops.”

Ten Hag added “Of course, it’s a setback and he’s disappointed about it but he’s not totally broken because he knows he will return quickly. So he’s optimistic. He’s started straight on his recovery and rehab, which helps to get back soon.”

Rashford’s injury, coupled with the possibility of United playing 65 games this season if they reach the finals of the FA Cup and Europa League, prompted fresh calls from Ten Hag on Saturday for more considerate scheduling.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Tony Okerafor