Rashford had suffered a groin injury during a match against Everton 11 days ago, and it was expected to be out for a few games. As a result, he missed the first-leg draw against Sevilla as well as the Premier League win against Nottingham Forest. However, Rashford was able to train with his teammates at United’s Carrington training headquarters on Wednesday, and the club later confirmed that he would be part of the 21-man group traveling to Spain.
Several other players, including Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, and Marcel Sabitzer, have also been dealing with injury concerns. Unfortunately, Bruno Fernandes will not be available for Thursday’s match due to a one-match suspension. Scott McTominay has also stayed home due to injury, and is expected to be out of action for a few more games. In addition, Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, United’s first-choice center-backs, are unavailable after picking up injuries in the first leg against Sevilla. Finally, Donny van de Beek and Alejandro Garnacho remain sidelined by injury.
Despite these injuries, United will be looking to turn things around in the second leg against Sevilla. The tie is currently in the balance after United conceded two late own goals in the first leg at Old Trafford. United will also face Brighton in the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday, as they look to add to their trophy cabinet after winning the League Cup earlier this season.