'We have to protect the players' - Erik ten Hag SLAMS Man Utd fixture congestion after Marcus Rashford limps off against Everton

Marcus Rashford 2022-23
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford limped out of the Red Devils' Premier League win over Everton on Saturday.
  • Rashford enjoying prolific season
  • Limps out of win over Everton
  • Ten Hag critical over fixture scheduling

WHAT HAPPENED? Rashford had to be replaced in the final 10 minutes of United's 2-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford. The striker pulled up with what appeared to be a groin injury and immediately signalled to the bench to be replaced. Rashford then limped slowly off the pitch and straight down the tunnel in what will be a major worry to the Red Devils ahead of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first leg against Sevilla.

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WHAT THEY SAID: Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag slammed the fixture schedule when discussing Rashford's injury. He told BT Sport: "We have to wait, he doesn't look well. Once again that is due to the schedule. It can’t be you play three games in six days. We have to protect our players."

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Rashford is in the midst of a stellar season. The forward is the team's top scorer with 28 goals in all competitions, and manager Erik ten Hag now faces an anxious wait to determine the severity of his injury.


Marcus Rashford Man Utd 2022-23

WHAT NEXT? United host Sevilla on Thursday and then head to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League next Sunday.