Marcus Rashford: Man Utd forward vows to return from back injury 'fitter than ever'

Marcus Rashford injured his back after coming on as a substitute against Wolves 0:34
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Marcus Rashford has suffered a stress fracture and will be out for a minimum of six weeks

Marcus Rashford has vowed to return "fitter than ever" after suffering a double stress fracture in his back, ruling him out for at least six weeks.

The 22-year-old suffered the injury coming on as a substitute in the FA Cup replay with Wolves.

"On the pitch or not, Man Utd fans don't get much bigger than me," he said on Twitter.

"You best believe I'll be involved in team meetings, team huddles and team sessions throughout this recovery.

"Blink and I'll be back, fitter than ever. See you soon"

Speaking after Manchester United's 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "He has suffered a bad injury. It's a stress fracture, it happened against Wolverhampton.

"It's unlucky for Marcus, he will be out for a while for us."

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Questioned whether Rashford is more likely to be out for months, Solskjaer added: "He won't be back until after the mid-season break. I don't know how long it is, I'm not the doctor.

"Normally a stress fracture is six weeks to heal. Then he needs some recovery and rehab after that probably."

Marcus Rashford injured his back after coming on as a substitute against Wolves 0:27
Jamie O'Hara says Marcus Rashford can expect to be out for up to three to four months with his double stress fracture in his back.

Rashford came on as a substitute in the 64th minute against Wolves but was forced off just over 15 minutes later after a collision with Matt Doherty.

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Solskjaer added that Rashford's injury could force United into the transfer market and that loan deals were an option.

"It's an unfortunate situation we are in," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United leaves the pitch with an injury during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on January 15, 2020 in Manchester, England. 0:45
Professor Arun Ranganathan, a specialist spinal surgeon, had predicted a three month lay-off for Marcus Rashford with the double stress fracture in his back.

"We might look at some short-term deals as well.

"If there are the right players there and they fit, we can buy. If there are loans available, that might be possible."

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