Erik ten Hag is now unsure if Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford will be match to face Newcastle in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
Rashford, who limped off at Frail Trafford in Thursday’s Europa League play-off acquire over Barcelona, has been Man Utd’s extensive establish performer for the explanation that World Cup scoring 13 targets in 15 appearances in all competitions.
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But Ten Hag is now going by an anxious wait to search out out the smartly being of his high scorer as he appears to be like to conclude Man Utd’s six-year stay up for a trophy.
“I scheme now not know [if Rashford will be available],” stated Ten Hag sooner than Sunday’s sport.
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“Gamers are coming in now and now we need to scheme clinical investigations. We did some the day prior to this nonetheless it absolutely changed into once so quickly after the sport, so most of the time you should now not assert. You wish benefit for the 100 per cent clinical diagnosis.”
Anthony Martial has been ruled out for Sunday’s sport against Newcastle.
‘Time-losing Newcastle try and annoy you’
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Man Utd had been frustrated by Newcastle of their other advance across earlier this season as Eddie Howe’s side held them to a goalless plan at Frail Trafford.
Ten Hag has been impressed by Howe’s work nonetheless admits Newcastle can “try and annoy you”.
“I have it is a colossal team,” added the Dutchman. “They’ve a positive philosophy of how they have to play the sport, the main be aware is depth. It be an annoying team to play against.
“So now we need to search out a system to acquire the sport. Now we need to verify we play our sport and focal point on our sport.”
Asked if Newcastle’s time-losing ways had been in the support of his annoyance, Ten Hag added: “The referee desires to play an efficient time. They’ve the bottom in the league and are pretty successful with it.
“So it’s up to us that we acquire velocity in the sport. We’re also relying on the refereeing as smartly.”
In January, a Sky Sports activities investigation published Newcastle had the second-lowest proportion of in-play sport-time in the Premier League and had bought the second-most yellow cards (5) for time-losing.
‘Now we need to take a look at Karius’
Newcastle are going by a goalkeeper disaster for Sunday’s final at Wembley – their first for the explanation that 1999 FA Cup final defeat to Man Utd – with Cut Pope and deputy Martin Dubravka unavailable.
Pope is suspended after being sent off against Liverpool closing Saturday while Dubravaka is cup-tied having played for Man Utd right by his temporary mortgage at Frail Trafford earlier this season.
Newcastle are anticipated to head with dilapidated Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, who made two errors resulting in targets in the 2018 Champions League final defeat to Exact Madrid.
“That is a sing for them to form,” added Ten Hag. “Clearly we understand it. It be positively now not an reduction. Now we need to take a look at it that is pretty obvious.”
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