Manchester United fans have slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for over using Marcus Rashford after the striker was ruled out for at least six weeks with a stress fracture in his back.
The England ace limped off just 15 minutes after coming on during the 1-0 FA Cup win over Wolves on Wednesday.
Scans confirmed that the 22-year-old has suffered a stress fracture in his back which could force Solskjaer to make his move in the transfer market.
When quizzed on how long Rashford will be on the treatment table for, the Norweigian boss told Sky Sports: “Rashford? It’s a stress fracture that 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.”
And fans online were quick to lay into the Norwegian for his treatment of the striker.
One tweeted: “You can’t really point the finger at anyone but Solskjaer for this.
“He literally played him into the ground.
“I love Rashford, he’d play with a broken neck if you let him but as a manager you have to know when to sit him out.
“This is ridiculous. Playing with a fractured back!”
Another added: “Marcus Rashford was brought on in a midweek FA Cup replay with a back fracture.
“Let that sink in.”
One even said: “We’ve absolutely battered a 22-year-old into playing every game with some serious injuries because this club is inept in every aspect.”
After confirming the news, Solskjaer hinted he could take advantage of the January transfer market to bring someone in as a short-term solution.
He added: “We’ve had many injuries for big players this season. It’s just an unfortunate situation we’re in.
“We might look at some short term deals as well that could take us through to the summer.
“We don’t desperately need a striker, if the right one is there and it fits for us but we’ve got players who are chomping at the bit.”
Pogba – Played vs Rochdale & Arsenal injured
Out for 4 months
Rashford – Aggravated his back when he needed a rest
Out for month minimum
McTominay – Played injured for a half against Newcastle
Out for two months
— Ali. (@UtdAlii) January 19, 2020
This is all on the board. A complete and utter disgrace to starve this squad of sufficient players in the summer when we so desperately needed them. Every single fan could see it but our board did nothing about it. Criminal. https://t.co/GwR7dZVcae
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) January 19, 2020
Marcus Rashford was brought on in a midweek FA Cup Replay with a back fracture. Let that sink in.
— ً (@UtdHenry) January 19, 2020
You can’t really point the finger at anyone but Solskjaer for this.
He literally played him into the ground.
I love Rashford, he’d play with a broken neck if you let him but as a manager you have to know when to sit him out. This is ridiculous. Playing with a fractured back!! https://t.co/24tKPJAAxR
— Michael Tunstall (@TFWriter) January 19, 2020