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Rashford could miss key West Ham game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals

PREMIER LEAGUE By Waweru Titus | December 3rd 2020
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford. [Photo: Courtesy]

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Marcus Rashford could miss Saturday's Premier League match against West Ham United due to a shoulder injury.

Rashford was injured in the second half of Man United's 3-1 defeat by Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.

"It's just niggling him, that shoulder injury. Let's see how quickly he can recover. Let's hope he can be ready for the West Ham game. But we don't know,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

The Hammers are currently fifth in the table after a run of positive results and Rashford will be determined to be involved, with the Reds keen to build on some improved league form.

Goalkeeper David De Gea might also be doubtful for the West Ham game after he was seen struggling with an apparent injury during the second half against PSG.

The Champions League joint top scorer (6 goals) missed England's Nations League games last month after initially injuring the shoulder against Everton.

Football - Champions League - Group H - Manchester United v Paris St Germain - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - December 2, 2020. Manchester United's Marcus Rashford is substituted off after sustaining an injury. [REUTERS/Phil Noble]

Rashford equalised for United in the first half, becoming the first player to score in all three home games for the club in a single group stage in the Champions League since Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2004-05.

He has scored more goals in five UCL matches than he managed in 18 appearances in the competition across his previous two campaigns.

"He's really taken to that role really well. And he's certainly giving us threat down the side, penetration, crosses, finishes. I've been very pleased with Marcus there.

"I know sometimes a right-footed striker would like to play on the left to come inside and score goals, but he's proving very efficient from the right side as well,” Solskjaer pointed out.

Manchester United's Rashford celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates. [REUTERS/Phil Noble]

"And through the middle, he's played through the middle this season, as well, really well. So he's developing really well into the top forward for us,” the Norwegian added.

The Red Devils are ninth in the English Premier League, five points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur but with a game in hand.

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