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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides positive injury update on Marcus Rashford

Mitchell Wilks
Marcus Rashford bagged one and assisted another against Liverpool in the FA Cup
Marcus Rashford bagged one and assisted another against Liverpool in the FA Cup / Pool/Getty Images

Marcus Rashford will be fit to play for Manchester United against Sheffield United on Wednesday evening after undergoing a scan on his knee.

Rashford was substituted late on during his side's 3-2 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round, limping off the field and heading straight down the tunnel in apparent discomfort. The sight was a concerning one for fans, especially considering the 23-year-old's impact on the tie; he scored one and set up another to send United through to the fifth round.

Rashford's performance was soured by an injury scare
Rashford's performance was soured by an injury scare / Pool/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed after the match that Rashford was set to undergo a scan on his knee to assess the damage, but has confirmed his availability for the midweek fixture in his pre-match press conference, quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

"Marcus is available, yeah, he trained this morning," Solskjaer said. "Available for selection. He tweaked his knee a little bit but trained fully this morning. Good place to be."

The news is a huge boost to Rashford and United. The England international has already bagged 15 goals and 10 assists in all competitions and looks set to better last season's career-best goal tally, provided he can stay fit. A stress fracture in his back derailed Rashford's form at the end of last season, but hasn't interrupted him this campaign.

Solskjaer also confirmed that Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are both fit and available to play, and admitted that it 'won't be long' before he brings new signing Amad Diallo into the side after he arrived from Atalanta earlier this month for an initial £18.5m.

Diallo's arrival pushed Jesse Lingard further down United's pecking order, casting further doubt over the future of the 28-year-old. Solskjaer confirmed that 'no deal has been struck' for Lingard as of yet, although West Ham are expected to complete a loan deal before the window closes.

Summer arrival Facundo Pellistri, meanwhile, could be leaving the club on loan, with 'quite a few clubs interested' and Solskjaer keen to get him regular minutes at senior level. He has been plying his trade with the Under-23s, scoring three times so far.