Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Marcus Rashford Substitution ‘Backfired’ After Back Injury

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Marcus Rashford Substitution ‘Backfired’ After Back Injury

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United lies injured during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on January 15, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the decision to bring on Marcus Rashford in the team’s 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday “backfired.”

The Red Devils were winners in the FA Cup third-round replay over Wolves, with Juan Mata’s second-half goal separating the teams in a tight contest.

Rashford started the match on the bench but was introduced into the game with United struggling for an attacking spark. However, the forward picked up a back problem during his 16 minutes on the field and had to be replaced by Jesse Lingard.

Speaking about his star man after the game, Solskjaer admitted it was a gamble to put Rashford into the game:

“Yes it backfired. I kept him away today, but we needed the win. You have got to take them (chances) once in a while. He couldn’t run. He’s struggled a little bit with a couple of knocks in his back recently and now he’s got another one.”

Rashford posted on his Twitter account following the contest:

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