Erik ten Hag gives Marcus Rashford injury update ahead of Man Utd vs Bournemouth | Football

Marcus Rashford limped off the pitch during Man Utd 2-2 Liverpool (Photo: Getty)

Marcus Rashford may be fit in time to feature in Manchester United’s trip to Bournemouth, but the game has come too soon for Scott McTominay.

United travel to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening with Erik ten Hag’s side still ravaged by injuries, especially in the defence.

Raphael Varane, Jonny Evans, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof are all sidelined, leaving Harry Maguire and teenager Willy Kambwala as the only fit centre-backs.

Moreover, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are still in the treatment room, meaning United don’t have any left-backs available either.

Further up the pitch there are problems as well, after forward Rashford hobbled off during the 2-2 draw against Liverpool last Sunday.

Initially, the England international allayed fears about the injury and Ten Hag has now revealed that the 26-year-old is back in training and could well play against Bournemouth.

‘Rashy trained yesterday, so how he recovered from it today, we have another training today and then we will make a decision on it,’ the manager said in his pre-match press conference on Friday.

Manchester United star Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay missed the Liverpool draw with a knee injury (Photo: Getty)

Unfortunately, it’s not good news for McTominay after the Scotland midfielder missed the Liverpool clash with a knee injury.

Asked about his availability, Ten Hag added: ‘Scott, I don’t think so.

‘We have a training, so we have a day, he will push, he is so keen to be a part of it tomorrow, so it’s very questionable.’

United’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League are all but over after a run of just one win in six league games, and they now face a fight just to qualify for the Europa League.

The Red Devils are sixth in the table with West Ham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Brighton all within six points behind.

Worse still for Ten Hag, he faces a Bournemouth side who are unbeaten in five, winning four, form that saw Andoni Iraola win Premier League Manager of the Month for March.

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