Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Marcus Rashford’s latest injury blow just minutes before Manchester United’s FA Cup clash against Leicester City.
The Red Devils were without Rashford for their FA Cup semi-final tie at the King Power Stadium.
It was only the second time in 47 matches this season that the England international had been missing.
Paul Pogba started out wide on the left in his absence – having replaced Rashford at half-time in the Europa League win over AC Milan – while Anthony Martial returned from injury to play up front.
Rashford’s place in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad now hangs in the balance for the upcoming international break.
Explaining his absence, Solskjaer told BBC Sport: “No, he [Rashford] wasn’t close [to playing].
“We took him off [against Milan] and he thought he’d be ready but, yesterday, he had no chance of walking on his foot.
“The scans show there’s an injury there but, of course, we’ve got players coming back – Anthony and Donny are back in, so there are positives as well.
“The doctor will speak to the English (FA) but I think he’ll travel and report [for international duty]. Maybe he’ll be fit for them.”
After the win over Milan, Solskjaer admitted that it was go whether he’d be fit for the weekend or indeed for England duty.
“I don’t know to be honest. He struggled a little bit in Milan and came off so he’s doubtful for Sunday, but we hope he will be okay,” says Solskjaer.
“As for England I don’t know.
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“Of course, if he can’t play for us then it is more difficult to go and travel with England because then the injury is more serious than just a day or two.”
England play three World Cup qualifiers over the international break against San Marino, Albania and Poland respectively.
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