Rashford avoids ligament damage in derby injury

Marcus Rashford managed to keep away from ligament harm in struggling an harm to his left ankle throughout Manchester United’s derby delight over Manchester Metropolis, scan outcomes revealed on Monday.

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Manchester United’s 23-year-old star striker suffered the harm as he raced again to battle Riyad Mahrez throughout the second half of the 2-0 victory — a outcome which doesn’t fairly throw again into query the end result of the Premier League title race, however actually makes issues extra attention-grabbing from a longer-term perspective.

Rashford has scored 18 objectives whereas showing in all 43 of Manchester United’s aggressive fixtures to date in 2020-21.

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In keeping with reviews, because of swelling and bruising Rashford was nonetheless unable to place strain on his left ankle on Monday, which would appear to point he’s set for a quick spell on the sideline.

Manchester United presently sit 2nd within the Premier League desk, 9 factors behind Manchester Metropolis with 10 video games left to play. Up subsequent for the Purple Devils (in Premier League motion, following the primary leg of their Europa League spherical of 16 conflict with AC Milan on Thursday) is a extremely intriguing conflict with Fifth-place West Ham United, who’re chasing top-four goals of their very own.

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