Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Marcus Rashford will need a scan on his ankle after Manchester United brought Manchester City’s 21-match winning streak to an end with a convincing 2-0 victory at the Eithad.
Rashford assisted Luke Shaw as the Red Devils extended their advantage in the 50th minute after Bruno Fernandes’ early penalty.
But the England forward went down clutching his left ankle with 20 minutes remaining of Sunday’s derby and had to be replaced by Mason Greenwood, which put a slight dampener on the visitors’ evening.
Solskjaer will no doubt hope Rashford makes a speedy recovery ahead of his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg clash with AC Milan on Thursday night.
Asked about the severity of Rashford’s injury at his post-match press conference, Solskjaer said: ‘I don’t know. It’s something with his ankle.
‘When he sprinted 70 yards to save a goal, it showed the attitude of the boy.
‘I think he went over on his ankle but we need to do a scan, I’ve not had time to speak to the doctor yet.’
Shortly after the final whistle, Rashford took to Twitter to congratulate his team-mates on seeing out the game to secure the win.
‘Not the way I wanted to see out the game but a big 3 points, well done lads,’ he said.
The attacker first complained about discomfort in United’s 3-1 win at Everton back in November and recent reports suggested he may need surgery after England’s European Championships campaign in the summer.
Rashford’s United team-mates are said to be ‘amazed’ by his commitment to the cause and determination to continue playing through the pain.
More to follow.