Date: 8th April 2023 at 2:03pm
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Manchester United moved up to third place in the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday. 

The Red Devils went ahead in the first half through Scott McTominay, before substitute Anthony Martial doubled their lead after the break.

The result saw Erik ten Hag’s side move a step closer to qualification for next season’s Champions League, although they have been dealt a huge blow with Marcus Rashford being forced off injured.

The England international limped off towards the end of the game at Old Trafford, shortly after setting up Martial’s goal.

Speaking after the match, Ten Hag insisted that United’s relentless schedule in recent weeks is at least partly to blame for Rashford’s injury.

“We have to wait,” the Dutchman said when asked how serious the striker’s problem was.

“He doesn’t look well. Once again, that is due to the schedule.”

Rashford limped off injured during United’s win on Saturday

United have already played nine matches since the start of March as they continue to compete in the FA Cup, Europa League and Premier League.

The relentless schedule doesn’t look likely to stop any time soon though, as The Red Devils are due to play at least seven times in April, a figure that could rise depending on their progress in certain competitions.

Rashford, 26, has been in sensational form this term, scoring a remarkable 27 goals in 46 matches across all competitions, as well as providing nine assists.

The Englishman has been particularly impressive since the start of the year, scoring 16 times in 2023.

The forward, who was replaced by Wout Weghorst at Old Trafford, would be a huge miss if he is set for an injury lay off, although United supporters will be hopeful that he will return in time for their next match, against Spanish side Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.

In total, Rashford has scored 120 goals in 349 matches for United since making his debut during a Europa League tie against Danish side FC Midtjylland back in 2016.

The forward has also registered 66 assists, and this season has established himself as one of the world’s best in his position.

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