Wright slams Man Utd boss: ‘Solskjaer put himself above Rashford’s health’

Date published: Tuesday 21st January 2020 11:43

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Ian Wright has hit out at Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Marcus Rashford picked up a back injury last week.

Rashford is facing at least six weeks on the sidelines with a stress fracture of the back.

The 22-year-old picked up the injury after being introduced as a second-half substitute for Man Utd in the midweek FA Cup third-round replay win over Wolves.

At Tuesday’s pre-match press conference, Solskjaer insisted that Rashford had “not had that injury before” but Wright was angry that Rashford risked the England international’s health.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he knew Marcus Rashford was struggling and played him against Wolves – now he’s out for three months,” Wright told BBC Sport.

“We’re talking about an explosive player that’s going to need to be right [to play].

“Solskjaer’s 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.”

 

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