hit out at ’s fixture schedule after appeared to suffer a painful groin injury against .
The 25-year-old has been in sparking form this season, spearheading United’s attack and their assault on three trophies as well as a top four finish.
Rashford had just laid on Anthony Martial’s match-winnning goal after pouncing on an error from Seamus Coleman and .
Saturday’s game at Old Trafford represented Rashford’s third appearance in the space of six days and Ten Hag fears he faces an impossible task in attempting to manage the workloads of his most important players.
He told BT Sport: ‘We have to wait but it doesn’t look well.
‘So once again that is due to the schedule. It can’t be you play three games in six days. We have to protect our players.
‘Everyone wants the best players on the pitch, everyone wants to see great entertaining football like today but then you need your best players.’
United and Ten Hag were, at least, able to console themselves with three points that cemented their grip on third place ahead of fellow Champions League aspirants Newcastle and Tottenham.
Returning club captain Harry Maguire, making his first league start since early February, impressed at the heart of United’s defence and was delighted with second straight home win.
He said: ‘Yeah it was a really good performance. Really on the front foot, aggressive. We played in their half and didn’t let them breath. We should have been out of sight so it’s disappointment that we only scored two goals.
‘I think every game we want to start like this, we want to be on the front foot and be aggressive.
‘The first half was perfect apart from being a bit more clinical. The manager wants us to be aggressive and dominate the game. In the second half we were professional and controlled the game.
“It’s great to lead the lads out at Old Trafford and get a clean sheet and get three points. I have a responsibility to make sure the club moves forward and that’s whether I’m playing or not. I feel like my form has been good for England and Manchester United.’
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