KEY POINTS

  • Rashford suffered a blow to his ankle at Etihad Stadium on Sunday
  • Rashford will undergo scans Monday
  • Man Utd managed to beat City 2-0

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes Marcus Rashford, who was forced off the field during Manchester United's derby game at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League, has not suffered a serious injury.

Rashford was replaced by Mason Greenwood in the 73rd minute in his side's 2-0 win over Manchester City Sunday. That brought an end to Pep Guardiola's side's 28-match unbeaten streak, across competitions.

It was the Old Trafford side's second win in as many as five league matches.

The 23-year-old will undergo a scan Monday to determine the extent of his "ankle" injury as the team would want their talented forward to be in the right shape ahead of their Europa League clash with Milan later this week.

"It is one of them. It was a great recovery run, a recovery sprint, he saved maybe a goal, so he sacrificed himself for the team. It is something with his ankle, I think. I am not a doctor but hopefully, it is not too bad. We will have to scan him in the morning," Solskjaer told Manchester United's official website after Red Devils' victory at Etihad.

In the 69th minute, Rashford went down in the City half before he signaled for assistance. The Englishman was taken off the field by the physiotherapist. Although he was able to make his way off the field, he was limping and Solskjaer can only hope the issue is not serious as Manchester United have two games scheduled in the coming week.

In 43 competitive matches this season, Rashford has netted 18 goals and the Old Trafford side cannot afford to lose him to an injury in the crucial part of the campaign.

Manchester United's forward Marcus Rashford was the target of online racist abuse Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has not been fully fit since 2019 Photo: POOL / Tim Keeton

Manchester United were already without Edinson Cavani, who had "to come off [in]" the Red Devils' training as "he didn't feel right" and was replaced by Anthony Martial in the starting XI. The Uruguayan had returned to action for Wednesday's 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace, having missed four games prior to that with a knock, but he was withdrawn in the latter stages at Selhurst Park.

After 28 matches into the 2020-21 Premier League, second-placed Manchester United are 11 points behind leaders City, with Leicester and Chelsea in third and fourth place respectively.