Ole Gunnar Solskjær provides injury update on €80m-rated forward

Man United boss is hopeful Marcus Rashford will make a speedy recovery from the back injury he suffered during Red Devils 1-0 win against Wolverhampton which saw them progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

England international has been struggling with a back problem since Man United’s match with Man City last week and started among the substitutes on Wednesday before replacing Greenwood in the 65th minute of the third-round replay.

Mata scored the only goal of the clash shortly after the substitution, but the sight of Marcus wincing his way off the pitch cast a shadow over the tie for Man United. Rashford went down after a collision with Wolverhampton right-back Matt Doherty and appeared in some discomfort as referee Kevin Friend briefly paused the match.

Though the 22-year-old striker initially tried to play through the pain, it was clear he could no longer continue as he gestured towards Red Devils coaching staff and Jesse Lingard came on in his place.

It’s not the first time the English striker has complained of back pain this campaign, and he was forced off with a similar problem in the second half of Man United’s 4-0 victory against Norwich last weekend.

Red Devils travel to Anfield to face PL leaders and bitter rivals, Liverpool, on the weekend and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sweating over Marcus’ fitness ahead of the game.

At his post-match press conference, the Norwegian boss added: ‘I didn’t want to play him, but I think he got a knee to his back, but he’s been struggling for a little while, and that’s why we kept him away today.