Jose Mourinho has provided an update on Marcus Rashford’s injury after the Red Devils’ Champions League win against Benfica on Wednesday, as per reports.
United registered a one-goal win against the Portuguese Champions courtesy of a Marcus Rashford free-kick, and have now won three in three in the European competition. But the Englishman was subbed off just ten minutes later by Mourinho, as the forward struggled to carry on because of a leg injury.
The initial inference drawn was that the star was struggling with a cramp due to overexertion, but the Special One confirmed after the match that ‘Rashford was feeling pain in his knee’.
Speaking to BT Sport, Mourinho said: “It’s something in his knee, I thought it was cramp or fatigue, but no. He felt something in his knee – hopefully it’s not [serious].”
The Champions League Group A leaders could have had more goals to show for their scintillating performance in Lisbon, but the Portuguese tactician was nevertheless happy with his side’s performance, particularly with their solid defensive display.
“We were in control, I don’t think David [De Gea] had one save, we were the team that were positive and in control – we were very solid. Sometimes I feel that to be good defensively is a crime, it is not a crime! It’s one step to getting results and now we are basically one point away from qualifying,” he added.
Rashford paired up with Romelu Lukaku up front to provide additional attacking prowess for United, and an injury blow to the 19-year-old could cause a serious problem for Mourinho, who has already lost multiple key players to injuries.
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