Man United slammed over handling of Rashford
Manchester United have been questioned over their handling of Marcus Rashford after the 22-year-old was ruled out for up to three months with a double stress fracture in his back.
The England forward has struggled with a back problem for some time and it is believed that the club are well aware of the issue, yet Rashford made 30 appearances this season, more games than any of his team-mates.
Following confirmation of the extent of Rashford’s injury, former Tottenham player Jamie O’Hara accused Manchester United of failing to protect the player and claimed that a similar problem ended his career.
“It’s a major injury and I’m gobsmacked they’ve allowed him to continue playing,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.
“For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to say he’s going to be back in six weeks is ridiculous. A double stress fracture to the spine is three months minimum. I needed surgery in the end and that’s when my career started to go down because I couldn’t get back to the pace of where you need to be.”
Meanwhile former England striker Ian Wright hit out at Manchester United boss Solskjaer for putting himself before the player.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he knew Marcus Rashford was struggling and played him against Wolves – now he’s out for three months,” Wright told the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“We’re talking about an explosive player that’s going to need to be right.
“Solskjaer is under intense pressure to get United back where they were and he’s thought about himself before he thought about the player. Solskjaer has put himself above Marcus Rashford’s health.
“Now, one of their most promising and most important players is out and that has to come to the manager’s door.”