Manchester United coach Oli Gunnar Solskjaer expected the striker Marcus Rashford to be absent from the confrontation with Liverpool on Sunday in the 23rd round of the English Premier League, adding that his striker would have time to regain his fitness.
Rashford, who has scored 14 goals in the league this season, had a back problem, as he substituted his team's 1-0 win against Wolverhampton last Wednesday in the replay match between the two teams in the FA Cup.
Rushford, 22, scored his side's goal during United's 1-1 draw at Liverpool in the first round, the only time Jurgen Klopp's sons lost points in the league this season.
"We will give him (Rashford) all the time to find out the true situation," said Solskjaer, who will also play the match without the injured midfielders: Paul Pogba and Scott Maktumenay - at a press conference on Friday.
"Marcos will undergo further tests and treatment today, but I do not expect anything. I will bear in mind that he will not be ready, but we have 48 hours left, we'll wait and see."
For his part, the German coach, "Al-Laver" coach Juergen Klopp announced that Fabienho and Joel Matip Bata are ready to participate with the team in their expected match against "Red Devils".
Klopp explained that the players participated well in the training during the past two days after recovering from injuries, as Fabinho was suffering from an ankle injury, and Matip was suffering from a knee injury.
But Klopp confirmed at the same time - during the press conference held today, Friday - the continued absence of Nabi Keita, Diane Lovran and James Milner.
When asked about the players ’fitness, Klopp said,“ Yes, it seems that Joel and Fabinio are coming back ... They took part in training naturally yesterday and yesterday. Which means that they will probably be on the team’s roster. ”
"But the other three haven't participated yet, but they're getting closer and closer ... I think Diane will take part in the exercises 100% from Monday," he added.
"But I do not know the situation of the other players (Kita and Milner) specifically ... I cannot rush, but I will involve them in training when I am told they are ready."