Marcus Rashford has traveled with the Manchester United squad to London for the League Cup final against Newcastle on Sunday.
Rashford suffered an apparent ankle injury in the second half of United’s Europa League play-off win over Barcelona on Thursday night and was substituted in the 88th minute.
The England international is United’s top scorer this season with 24 goals, the best tally by Rashford in his eight seasons with United.
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United medical staff assessed Rashford yesterday and today and the 25-year-old has been included in manager Erik ten Hag’s traveling squad.
Asked about Rashford’s potential availability on Friday, Ten Hag said: “I don’t know. Players are coming now.
“We have to do investigations, medical, of course, yesterday we did it. So immediately after a game, most of the time you can’t tell, you have to wait for a 100 percent diagnosis. So let’s do the doctor, the job”. , we have to wait.”
United boarded a train at Stockport station on Saturday afternoon ahead of the 4:30pm kick-off at Wembley tomorrow.
Whenever Rashford is available to start, Ten Hag has to decide whether to retain Wout Weghorst, scorer of just one goal in 11 United starts, or call on a winger.
Antony replaced Weghorst at half time against Barcelona in midweek and scored United’s winner in what was the Brazilian’s first appearance since February 4.
Long-term absentees Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen are out, as is Anthony Martial, who hasn’t started since Manchester’s derby win over City on January 14.
United can name up to 12 substitutes in Europa League matches, but will be restricted to the usual nine substitutes in domestic competition against Newcastle.
Confirmed United Traveling Team Members: De Gea, Heaton, Butland, Dalot, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Malacia, Casemiro, McTominay, Fred, Sabitzer, Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho, Garnacho, Antony, Rashford, Weghorst