United icon Paul Scholes explained that Rashford often picked up cramp and muscle issues, initially allaying worries that he may miss an extended period before Ten Hag's update. "He’s been brilliant for us this season, you never quite know with Marcus, he does tend to go down quite a bit with injuries then all of a sudden pops up and makes a miraculous recovery," Scholes said.
"I’m just hoping it’s maybe a little bit of fatigue or a little bit of cramp but I thought United were really dominant today. Bruno was as good as I’ve seen him in that deeper role, he controlled play with real confidence and I couldn’t fault any United player."
United will need forward options to step up if Ten Hag is to be without Rashford for a sustained period, as Martial returned from injury with a goal. Former Chelsea winger Joe Cole explained that the Frenchman will be a boost if Rashford is set for a spell on the sidelines.
"Certainly with Marcus Rashford looking like he could miss some time, having him back is important," Cole added. "They look like they enjoy playing together and the team looks more balanced. Having both of them in the team, it offsets that they have more penetration."