Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Marcus Rashford will face Huddersfield Town on Saturday despite incurring a knee problem against Benfica.
The 19-year-old, who broke the deadlock in Lisbon with a fizzing free-kick after 65 minutes, went down soon after with a knee problem and came off for Anthony Martial.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho revealed that the teenager had felt something in his knee, prompting fears of yet another important first team member joining the injury list.
But the boss has confirmed at a press conference ahead of the clash with David Wagner’s side that Rashford was fit to feature in Yorkshire.
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Supporters can breathe a massive sigh of relief. With Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini injured, alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan looking like a blunt instrument in recent times, Man United simply couldn’t afford to lose any more creative impetus in the form of Rashford, who essentially single handedly turned the tide of momentum firmly in United’s favour against Benfica.
Anthony Martial, in keeping with Mourinho’s rotational policy, will most likely start on the left hand side against Huddersfield, but Rashford’s late introduction up against right back and captain Tommy Smith could prove to be once again extremely fruitful as Mourinho’s men look to maintain the pressure on Manchester City.