Manchester United set to closely monitor Marcus Rashford ahead of Liverpool clash

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United will closely monitor Marcus Rashford ahead of their trip to Anfield on Saturday amid fears the teenager has been overworked in recent weeks.

The youngster has started six of Man United’s seven Premier League games this season and made nine appearances in total for club and country throughout September.

And he didn’t receive much of a chance to recharge the batteries during the October international break, starting on the left hand side for 1-0 wins over Slovenia and Lithuania.

According to ClubCall, staff at Carrington will be taking extra notice of the youngster’s condition ahead of the clash with Liverpool.

Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury (which arose due to excessive and unnecessary force), along with Fellaini’s recent knee ligament strain, has clearly led to Mourinho taking extra precautions over keeping his most important players fit.

History dictates that we shouldn’t worry too much about the 19-year-old. He played more games than any other first team member last season (53) and hardly suffered any afflictions at all.

That said, the risk of losing Rashford – an effervescent force so far this season, claiming six goals and five assists for club and country – to injury through being overworked ahead of a busy October period is too high.

Anthony Martial, on the other hand, will be raring to go against Liverpool’s Joe Gomez after missing out on selection for the French national side.

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