Marcus Rashford: Erik ten Hag Delivers Update on Forward Amid Injury Fears After Carabao Cup Clash

Marcus Rashford: Erik ten Hag Delivers Update on Forward Amid Injury Fears After Carabao Cup Clash

  • Marcus Rashford sparked injury fears midway through Manchester United's clash with Nottingham Forest
  • The Englishman was elbowed in the chest shortly after the break of the first leg Carabao Cup semi-final
  • Rashford was subsequently subbed off in the 57th minute, with Alejandro Garnacho taking his place

Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag has delivered an update on Marcus Rashford amid concerns he is injured.

The Englishman was part of United's team that hammered Nottingham Forest, in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final fixture on Wednesday night at the City Ground.

The Red Devils put three past their Premier League opponents to put one foot in the final of the tournament, to be played in Wembley.

Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Alejandro Garnacho, Carabao Cup, City Ground, Nottingham Forest, Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford is replaced by Alejandro Garnacho during the Carabao Cup semi-final match at the City Ground. Photo by Tim Goode.
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According to Metro UK, Rashford opened the scoring for the visitors inside six minutes with a brilliant solo goal, before January signing Wout Weghorst doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time.

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Bruno Fernandes put the game beyond the hosts by netting United's third in the closing stages of the match.

Rashford sparks injury fears

Despite Man United's thrilling win, the result was overshadowed by a sense of fear, after Rashford seemed to have picked an injury after being elbowed in the chest.

The England international, who has been in brilliant form since the World Cup, had to be replaced after 57 minutes of action, with youngster Alejandro Garnacho taking his place.

Speaking on the injury fears, ten Hag insisted Rashford was okay and that his substitution had nothing to do with the supposed injury.

"We had already planned the substitute. Marcus Rashford did his job and scored another goal, so we were in a good position," Ten Hag told Sky Sports when quizzed about Rashford's elbow incident.

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"Alejandro Garnacho is really hungry to play games and to get minutes and also to come into the team," the Dutchman added.

Weghorst scores first United goal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Man United's January signing, Weghorst opening his goal account for the Red Devils.

The Dutchman was on target during the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final fixture against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night, January 25.

With Anthony Martial sidelined for the clash through injury, ten Hag called upon Weghorst to lead the attack at the City Ground.

Source: Sports Brief News