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Marcus Rashford could miss Bournemouth trip through illness – Erik ten Hag press conference

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag announced that Marcus Rashford may be unavailable for their match against Bournemouth tomorrow.

The 25-year-old is dealing with an illness despite training this week and could miss a second consecutive game for United.

Rashford sustained a leg injury that kept him out of United’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. He returned to training this week but remains doubtful for tomorrow.

However, Ten Hag delivered positive updates on Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay. 

The Frenchman returned to action against Wolves after a lengthy injury lay-off while the midfielder has been out since April.

Ten Hag said (via Man United’s official website): “So a positive, Varane is definitely available. Scott joined in training.

“When we find how well he does in training, then we know if he will be in. Rashy trained well the whole week, but today he reported that he is ill.

“We have to see how he recovers during the day and see tomorrow.”

Rashford, United’s top scorer with 29 goals, will be a massive miss for the Red Devils if he does not play.

He is their talisman, and they’ll want him fit and firing as they aim for a top-four finish and the FA Cup.

Ten Hag acknowledged that United must clinch a Champions League spot. They have three games left and need to win two to get the job done.

They have Liverpool breathing down their necks. Jurgen Klopp’s side have won seven in a row and want to sneak into the Champions League.

However, Ten Hag urged his players to maintain focus on what will be a massive game. They need all the focus after only winning one of their last five games on the road.

He also took time took time to praise United defender Phil Jones. The 31-year-old will leave the club at the end of next month after 12 years.

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