Gareth Southgate, the England manager, expressed confidence in Marcus Rashford’s well-being after the Manchester United winger was substituted during the Three Lions’ 2-0 victory against Malta. Rashford left the field in the 60th minute due to a collision, prompting concerns among fans. However, Southgate reassured in the post-match press conference that Rashford appeared to be fine, stating, “I think he [Rashford] is probably okay. We just thought given the nature of the collision, it was a chance to get Cole into the game. I haven’t assessed too much, but I think he was okay when he came off.”
The 2-0 win, secured by an Enrico Pepe own goal and a Harry Kane effort, brought relief to United supporters awaiting updates on Rashford’s condition. Southgate’s optimism regarding the injury offered reassurance, especially considering the upcoming challenges for United. If Rashford were to miss the next game against Everton, potential replacements on the right-hand side could include Antony, with Alejandro Garnacho operating on the left flank, replicating his role in the victory over Luton Town. Facundo Pellistri might also be in contention for a spot in the starting XI.