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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof injury concerns


Marcus Rashford felt pain in his shoulder late in the game at Leicester (Picture: Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits there are concerns over the fitness of Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof after Manchester United’s draw at Leicester City on Boxing Day.

The Red Devils drew 2-2 at the King Power after goals from Rashford and Bruno Fernandes were cancelled out by strikes from Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy.

Lindelof went off injured in the second half, replaced by Axel Tuanzebe just after the hour mark with a back problem, while Rashford went down with a shoulder complaint late in the game.

The England striker completed the match and while Solskjaer expects him to be fine, he is far from certain.

‘Yeah, he felt his shoulder a bit. The lad tugged his arm, which he felt,’ the Norwegian said in the post-match press conference.

‘Hopefully he won’t be too bad, he made a full sprint after, so hopefully he can recover quickly.’

Lindelof is certainly a bigger concern, with the Swede seemingly reaggravating an old back problem that has kept him out of action over the last couple of seasons.

‘It is his back again I think,’ Solskjaer told the club’s official website. ‘So we will just have to assess that one before Wolverhampton.

‘Then again, Eric [Bailly] is fit now, Axel is fit, so of course we might have to look at that before Wolverhampton.

‘We don’t have time to worry about it. This time around, we have around 30 hours to prepare for this game and hopefully the players will use them wisely.’

The United boss tried to brush the problem aside in the post-match press conference, insisting he does not have time to worry about it with a game against Wolves on Tuesday at Old Trafford.

‘I don’t know how badly Victor is hurt now,’ he said.

Victor Lindelof trudged off in the second half (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Axel played really well at Everton, I have to say. It was his first game for a long while after a hamstring injury so I couldn’t risk him in a 12:30 kick-off in a full game.

‘Eric [Bailly] played really well. He’s been fitter for longer than Axel and, with [Jamie] Vardy’s pace as well, you’re always happy to have Eric in the team.

‘Hopefully, Victor won’t be too bad and hopefully Aaron can recover very soon but, at the moment, Axel is now ready for Tuesday, if needed.’


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