Man Utd team news ‘leak’ as Marcus Rashford starts vs Newcastle in …

Erik ten Hag previews Carabao Cup final

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Marcus Rashford will start for Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle this afternoon, according to a team news leak. Rashford sustained an ankle injury late on in United’s Europa League defeat of Barcelona on Thursday night.

But the 24-goal attacker has been included in United’s 22-man squad for today’s final – and per the reliable @teamnewsandtix will indeed start for Erik ten Hag’s team. The England international’s availability is a massive boost given he is one of the most in-form players in world football at the moment.

Rashford has scored 16 goals in his last 18 matches across all competitions and is spearheading United’s hopes of winning multiple trophies and competing for the Premier League title. He will keep his starting spot on the left-hand side despite Ten Hag staying coy on his fitness on Friday.

“I don’t know,” the United manager said when asked if Rashford would be fit. “Players are now coming in, we have to do investigations, medical, of course, yesterday we did. So straight after a game most of the time you can’t say, you have to wait for a 100 per cent diagnosis. So let’s do the medical, the work, we have to wait.”

It is not yet clear who Rashford will start alongside. However, it is likely he will be joined in attack by Wout Weghorst and Jadon Sancho, though Antony scored the winner against Barca and will be pushing to start. The Brazilian, however, is only just back from injury.

Rashford went off in the 88th minute of that match and took to Instagram to post a picture of him walking down the tunnel with one of his boots off, accompanied with an emoji of an injured person.


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