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David De Gea backs Man Utd to cope with Rashford absence

Manchester United keeper David De Gea has backed the club to cope with their upcoming games despite the absence of talisman Marcus Rashford.

The 25-year-old attacker is United’s top scorer this season with 28 goals. He has also contributed eight assists.

Rashford is a massive reason for United being fourth in the Premier League. He has helped them to win the Carabao Cup while they remain in the FA Cup and Europa League.

However, Rashford is out for a few weeks an sustaining an injury in their last game.

United have relied on Rashford a lot this season, and many people are worried about how they will cope in his absence.

De Gea is unconcerned and believes the squad has the strength and depth to perform well without the Englishman.

Speaking to Man Utd’s website, De Gea said: “Yeah, for sure he’s going to be a big miss. He’s been brilliant all season, scoring important goals for us.

“But I think we showed already (with) people coming from the bench in nearly every game. They make an impact.

“We have a big squad, good players in front, so it doesn’t matter who is going to play there in that position. (Everyone) is going to do a good job for sure.”

De Gea echoed the words of United manager Erik ten Hag, who believes they have enough firepower to keep going.

Anthony Martial is fit and firing and scored in their last Premier League game against Everton. They also have Wout Weghorst on the bench to contribute.

Ten Hag has challenged right-winger Antony to contribute more goals and assists.

He said the Brazilian international could destroy defenders but needs to produce more in the final third.

The Red Devils take on Sevilla this Thursday in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The Andalusians are struggling in La Liga, but De Gea admitted Sevilla are a different beast in Europe.

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