Rashford 'could have injured his knee at Chelsea … and may MISS Bournemouth clash'

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford could have injured his knee celebrating against Chelsea … and may MISS Bournemouth clash as a result

  • Marcus Rashford is reportedly a potential absentee for the Bournemouth trip
  • The Manchester United striker could have injured his knee away at Chelsea
  • It is believed that Rashford's knee may have been damaged in his celebration
  • Rashford hit a stunning free-kick to send United through the Carabao Cup

Manchester United's injury may have worsened with Marcus Rashford reportedly a doubt for Saturday's trip to face Bournemouth.

The Sun report that the United striker could miss the lunchtime kick-off on the south coast two to injuring his knee with a slide celebration in midweek against Chelsea.

Rashford scored a sublime brace, finished with a sensational long-range free-kick to win it, to knock

Marcus Rashford is reportedly an injury doubt following his knee-slide celebration at Chelsea

Marcus Rashford is reportedly an injury doubt following his knee-slide celebration at Chelsea

Rashford scored an incredible free-kick from the range to knock them out of the Carabao Cup

Rashford scored an incredible free-kick from the range to knock them out of the Carabao Cup

Following the sale of Romelu Lukaku and the decision to allow Alexis Sanchez to depart on loan – both moved to Inter Milan – Solskjaer has found himself with limited attacking options.

Anthony Martial has struggled for fitness I know this season and 17-year-old striker Mason Greenwood lacks experience leading in the line in the Premier League.

And so if Rashford does miss the match against Bournemouth through injury, it will provide a major blow for United following their recent upturn in form, helped largely by the form of Rashford.

It remains unconfirmed if Rashford will miss the Bournemouth trip but it would hinder United

It remains unconfirmed if Rashford will miss the Bournemouth trip but it would hinder United

MARCUS RASHFORD 2019-20 CLUB STATS

Games: 14

minutes: 1.087

Goals: 7

assists: 3

Solskjaer even admitted recently that he cannot afford to stay

'At the moment we can't really give him a break because we've had injuries,' Solskjaer told Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville before the Liverpool home game.

'Anthony [Martial] has been out for eight weeks now. I know he had to play more football than I'd hoped.

'Marcus is a center forward who can play left, right and as a No 10. He wants to be able to play all positions.

'I want him to be facing the goal, I want to be direct and attacking quickly, so at the moment.

Having started their last four games since losing away at Newcastle.

Solskjaer knows victory in the early kick-off

The striker has carried out the attack for large spells with Anthony Martial struggling for fitness

The striker has carried out the attack for large spells with Anthony Martial struggling for fitness

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