Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon having been forced to play Marcus Rashford for the entire 90 minutes despite the England international taking a knock to his ankle early on in the contest.
The Reds were amazingly left with no choice but to use all three of their substitutions in the opening 45 minutes against Jurgen Klopp’s title chasers, losing Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard to injury before the interval.
To Rashford’s credit, he played on for the entirety of the fixture so as not to leave his team down a man in a game that means so much to their supporters but if Solskjaer’s words after the match are anything to go by, the chances of the young frontman recovering in time to play an active role at Selhurst Park this Wednesday evening look incredibly slim.
With Roy Hodgson’s Eagles heading into the clash on the back of a 4-1 win away at Leicester which saw them extend their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions, it’s fair to say they’ll be hopeful of pulling off an upset when Paul Pogba and co. arrive in SE25.
Another triumph would act as a gigantic step towards Premier League survival and whilst no one likes to see a professional player injured, there’s no denying the fact that United’s current fitness concerns should make Palace’s task a less daunting one in midweek.