Marcus Rashford, Manchester United’s star forward, suffered a groin strain in his side’s win against Everton on Saturday.The Red Devils won 2-0 at the Old Trafford Stadium.

Rashford was operating at centre-forward, covering for Wout Weghorst. However, the 25-year-old  pulled up at the end of a run inside the penalty box, struggling with his groin. He had to be replaced.

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Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial scored for United to take them home. Erik Ten Hag and co are fourth on the Premier League table with 17 wins in 29 games. They are tied at 56 points with third-placed Newcastle United.

Manager Ten Hag addressed Rashford’s injury after the game. The Dutchman called on the Premier League and European officials for more considerate fixture scheduling. United now face Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final on Thursday. But their star forward is doubtful for the game.

Asked how Rashford’s injury Erik Ten Hag told reporters: “I can’t say in this moment, I’m not a doctor. We have to wait how bad or how good it is. Obviously he went off and we have to wait for the diagnosis and we will see.”

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Manchester United can play as many as 65 games this season if they manage to reach the FA Cup and Europa League finals. They lost to Newcastle last Sunday and then went against Brentford on Wednesday before playing Everton.

“Some things you can’t avoid, but this was avoidable. Why has the Premier League given us the late Sunday night game and the early Saturday game? I think it’s not right. You are running a risk; players can’t recover that quickly. All science and research will tell you players need a certain time to recover,” the manager said.

“It is also part of the schedule that we are now finding ourselves in this situation and now we can only pray he [Rashford] is not dropping off.”