Why Rashford was subbed off for Pogba in Man Utd’s win over AC Milan


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Marcus Rashford had a ‘little twinge’ in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over AC Milan on Thursday but he hopes it’s nothing serious.

The England international was taken off by Solskjaer at the break, with Paul Pogba coming on to replace him. And the midfielder scored a matter of minutes after his introduction as United advanced to the quarter-finals.

Though, it was a great night for Pogba and the club, Solskjaer will now face a nervous wait on whether Rashford is fit enough to start Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester.

‘He had a little twinge,’ Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference. ‘We couldn’t take the risk with him. Hopefully he won’t be too bad.’

His replacement, Pogba – who was just returning from injury, put in a match-winning peeformance and scored the game’s only goal.

‘Paul looked like he’d been out for six weeks, yeah for sure,’ Solskjaer added. ‘He’s been working really hard but when you play football it’s different.

‘He couldn’t play more than 45 [minutes]. He’ll get better and better. ‘That’s a big, big boost for us for the rest of the season.

‘The boys have done fantastic without him but we know Paul’s qualities.’


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