Manchester United dealt Marcus Rashford injury blow vs West Ham

West Ham 2-Manchester United 0

Manchester United traveled to West Ham on Sunday.

After beating Astana in the Europe League earlier this week, United were looking to make it three wins out of three across all competitions.

However, United’s display vs West Ham, for the most part, was rather lackluster.

The first 45 was pretty poor from both teams, but it would be Manuel Pellegrini’s side who took the lead just before the break via Andriy Yarmolenko.

Aaron Cresswell got West Ham’s second of the game in the 84th minute.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Rashford injured

Heading into the game, Manchester United were still without Anthony Martial, who was injured before the latest international break.

With Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku having departed Old Trafford over the summer, that left just Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood as available centre-forwards for United.

But Greenwood would then be left out of Man United’s matchday squad to face West Ham, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having revealed that the young forward is suffering from tonsillitis.

Manchester United were then dealt a huge blow during the West Ham clash, as Marcus Rashford limped off the pitch in the 61st minute.

Rashford was replace by Jesse Lingard, as United had no other out-and-out striker left to come on.

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