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Man United’s Rashford out for six weeks

By AAP Newswire

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is set to be sidelined for at least six weeks after it was confirmed he had a stress fracture in his back.

The 22-year-old England international came on as a substitute in the 1-0 FA Cup win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday, but was taken off 16 minutes later complaining of pain.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed after his side's 2-0 defeat to English Premier League leaders Liverpool that it was a stress fracture which will keep him out for a lengthy period.

"He's suffered a bad injury," Solskjaer told Sky Sports on Sunday.

"Yeah it's a (back) stress fracture, it happened against Wolves. It's not happened before, it happened there and then.

"He'll be out for a while. He won't be back until after the mid-season break. Normally six weeks to heal, but I'm not a doctor, and then he needs rehab after that probably."

Before the game at Anfield, Rashford tweeted: "Would have done anything to be involved today so really disappointed to miss out."

Fifth-placed United next host Burnley in the league on Wednesday.