Ole Gunnar Solskjaer casts doubt over involvement of key Manchester United man against Leeds United

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Marcus Rashford hasn't trained this week ahead of his side's clash with Leeds United.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 2:21 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 2:22 pm
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. Pic: Getty

The Red Devils travel to face Marcelo Bielsa's men on Sunday afternoon in Premier League action at Elland Road.

Leeds and Solskjaer's squad will renew rivalries once again following December's top flight meeting - a game in which the Old Trafford club ran out 6-2 winners.

Manchester United have welcomed back defender Eric Bailly this week after he completed Covid-19 protocols.

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Anthony Martial and Phil Jones, though, remain sidelined with respective knee injuries.

Solskjaer also revealed that England forward Rashford hasn't trained at all in the build-up to the trip across the Pennines to West Yorkshire due to a ongoing foot issue.

The Red Devils are hopeful over his involvement but could yet be without one of their star men in LS11.

Rashford has scored 10 goals and bagged eight assists this season in the Premier League.

“Marcus hasn’t trained but I hope that he will join us tomorrow,” Solskjaer revealed ahead of this weekend's fixture.

“Apart from that everyone – of course Anthony is injured still - has had a couple of days of recovery and a week of preparation and training.

“You need that against Leeds. They make you go to the edge physically and mentally. They have a unique style of play and it’s a game we’re looking forward to.”

Leeds will be without suspended club captain Liam Cooper as he serves the second game of a three-match ban.

Rodrigo is also still missing while winger Raphinha is doubtful with the Brazilian continuing to battle a thigh injury.

Adam Forshaw - who has been out for 18 months due to a complex hip issue - has now picked up a muscle problem following his return to competitive action with the club's development side last week.