MANCHESTER UNITED emerged with a credible draw against Liverpool in one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s biggest tests yet as a manager.
The Red Devils secured a 0-0 despite Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata going off in the first half and leaving Marcus Rashford to limp on for a full 90 minutes.
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Speaking to the Man United website, Solskjaer joked that “Michael (Carrick) might be putting his boots on”, but the situation is “not as bad as needing me yet.”
On a more serious note, he said that Marcus Rashford’s ankle is “like a balloon” after the striker suffered a rough challenge from Jordan Henderson.
The Norwegian added: “If that’s not an accumulation of fouls I don’t know what is.”
Ander Herrera was the first man off with what appeared to be a knock to his right hamstring.
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Juan Mata then went down and grimaced as he tried to continue, before being replaced by Jesse Lingard.
And Jesse Lingard has been confirmed as having a hamstring injury, but Press Association’s Simon Peach said he was “walking gingerly but unaided” and carrying an ice pack.
Herrera, Mata and Lingard were confirmed to be out of the Crystal Palace clash in Solskjaer’s pre-match conference.
Meanwhile, Rashford is a doubt, as the Norwegian calls up Tahith CHong, Angel Gomes, James Garner and Marcos Rojo to the squad.
Anthony Martial, Nemanja Matic, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Mason Greenwood are also unavailable.