Solskjaer pulls same stunt on Marcus Rashford after Harry Maguire backlash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under scrutiny for rushing back Harry Maguire from injury and it seems he has repeated the same mistake with Marcus Rashford against Manchester City

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received severe backlash for playing an unfit Harry Maguire and it appears he has pulled the same stunt with Marcus Rashford.

A recent report claimed that the United skipper was rushed back from a calf injury with Raphael Varane on the sidelines.

Maguire was up to ten days away from being ready to face Leicester last month, a game the Red Devils lost 4-2 as the Englishman looked well off the pace.

And that’s been the common theme ever since as Maguire has been guilty of committing various mistakes, notably against Liverpool and Atalanta as United leak goals in defence.

Marcus Rashford had the flu earlier this week

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Solskjaer has come under scrutiny for bringing him back into the fold too early, but it seems he has repeated the same mistake with Rashford who came off the bench in United’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.

The striker missed two days of training before the game with flu, but played almost half an hour in the derby as he looked out of sorts during his cameo appearance.

The Old Trafford boss is reportedly facing a “dressing room revolt” after their defeat to City as the Norwegian’s job comes under threat once again.

Gary Neville has refrained from saying whether Solskajer deserves the sack, but he did question his decision to start Maguire against Leicester, claiming the defender was “absolutely nowhere near fit enough”, posing whether Varane’s absence at the time had caused the Norwegian to rush the player back.

Paul Scholes also raised concerns about Maguire’s fitness after his performance in Bergamo midweek as he lost his man Duvan Zapata who put Atalanta 2-1 up, before Cristiano Ronaldo bailed out the visitors with a stoppage-time equaliser.

He said on BT Sport: “When Varane went off, it seemed to go all over the place again.

“They were really shaky, the quality in the middle of the pitch wasn’t great again, giving the ball away far too often.

“I don’t know if Harry Maguire is still injured or he has got a hangover from the Euros but he doesn’t look right. He’s not with it at the minute.

“With a performance like that second half, and no Varane on Saturday, it has to be a worry. City will think they have a good chance of winning and with no Varane it makes it more difficult for United.”

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