By 90Min
February 06, 2018

Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford will be assessed this week after suffering a minor muscle injury in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Huddersfield, and is at risk of missing the weekend trip to Newcastle.

Rashford replaced Juan Mata in the 71st minute in the win at Old Trafford but felt a strain at the top of his leg during the 20 minute cameo, although the England star did manage to finish the game. 

According to ESPN, the forward is set to be monitored in the coming days before a decision is made on whether to include him in the squad for Sunday's trip to St James' Park, although Red Devils staff are said to be hopeful and Rashford is expected to be passed fit for the game. 

The England star, who came through United's academy ranks, has featured in each of Jose Mourinho's matchday squads this season, and the 20-year-old has rewarded his manager with four goals and five assists. 

While there is good news regarding Rashford's injury, Manchester United will once again be without Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marouane Fellaini. 

Belgium midfielder Fellaini suffered a serious knee injury in the defeat to Tottenham and has consequently been ruled out for two months, Mourinho revealed on Saturday: "He [Fellaini] had surgery this morning," the Portuguese tactician was quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News


"I don't want to be very specific, I would prefer the doctor to give some information officially that we can put in our website but is not the end of the season, not at all, is a small intervention in his external meniscus and I want to believe by the end of March he can be back."

Regarding Bailly and Ibrahimovic, Mourinho added: "They are working on the pitch but not yet with us as a group so they are not very close to a return. I want to believe that by Champions League time, around the end of the month, they will be back."

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