Manchester United have confirmed that Marcus Rashford “will be unavailable for a few games” on the eve of their Europa League tie with Sevilla.
The England international limped off during United’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Everton on Saturday, and went straight down the tunnel to receive treatment.
Following further examinations by the club’s medical staff, the Red Devils have released an official statement confirming that Rashford will miss the first leg of their quarter-final clash with Sevilla due to a muscle injury.
United have not given a timeframe for Rashford’s recovery but he will now be out for at least a “few games”, which comes as a huge blow to Erik ten Hag.
The Dutchman voiced his anger after the forward picked up the knock against Everton while suggesting that the current fixture schedule is too demanding.
Rashford is way out in front as United’s top goalscorer this season with 28 to his name from 47 appearances across all competitions.
Bruno Fernandes is next on the list with 10, while Burnley loanee Wout Weghorst has only managed to score twice since his arrival in the January transfer window.
Rashford’s absence could prove costly as United continue their fight for Europa League and FA Cup honours to complete a treble, after winning the Carabao Cup in February.
Ten Hag’s side will welcome Sevilla to Old Trafford for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday, with a trip to Nottingham Forest scheduled in the Premier League three days later.
The return leg against Sevilla in Spain will take place on April 20.