Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is disappointed at being ruled out of action for “a few games” due to a muscle injury but the forward has already taken the first few steps towards a comeback, manager Erik ten Hag said on Wednesday.
Rashford, 25, limped off in the 80th minute during United’s 2-0 Premier League win over Everton at Old Trafford, and will miss the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sevilla.
United have not provided a timeframe on their top goal-scorer’s return.
“It’s a setback and he’s disappointed, but he’s not totally broke because he will return quickly. He’s started his rehab and that helps to get back soon,” Ten Hag told reporters ahead of Thursday’s home game.
“Rashford will miss a few games.”
Rashford’s injury will be a big blow to United, and the club will be hoping Anthony Martial can step up in the England international’s absence.
Ten Hag backed Martial and dismissed criticism of the 27-year-old French forward.
Martial made three substitute appearances for United in their last three league games, scoring against Everton.