Rashford 'will take pain-killing injections' in Man Utd's trip to Liverpool

Rashford 'will take pain-killing injections' in Man Utd's trip to Liverpool

Marcus Rashford is preparing to play through the pain barrier for Manchester United's crunch clash with Liverpool on Sunday after the star striker responded well to initial treatment following a worrying injury.

United's 1-0 win over Wolves in the FA Cup on Wednesday night was marred by scenes of Rashford hobbling off with what looked to be a back injury after coming on in the second half at Old Trafford.

The Englishman, who tops United's scoring charts this season with 19 goals, looked to have been facing a spell on the sidelines but The Mirror report that the 22-year-old is making himself available for selection for his side's trip to Anfield.

United medical staff are working tirelessly to ensure the striker is in the best shape possible to face the Premier League champions, although the club are hesitant to rush him back and cause further damage to the injury.

However, Rashford has responded well to treatment thus far and the early signs are encouraging for a start on Sunday, with the Englishman willing to take pain-killing injections to play his part.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be in two minds as to whether to play his star man at Anfield. His side look all the stronger with the 22-year-old involved, but he will be accutely aware of the consequences of forcing a player to play when they aren't quite ready. Paul Pogba was played too soon and is out for an extended spell of time.

Solskjaer recently labelled United captain Harry Maguire a 'warrior' for coming back from hip injury sooner than expected and it looks as though Rashford is channeling that same spirit.

United are the only team to take points from the Premier League leaders this season, with Jurgen Klopp's side coming away from Old Trafford with a point following a 1-1 draw back in October. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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