Lampard defends Manchester United manager

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has come to the defence of rival manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after the United manager has been criticised for overusing Marcus Rashford.

Rashford suffered a severe injury in United’s FA Cup clash against Wolves after he came on from the bench and didn’t last long on the pitch before picking up the injury.

It has now been revealed that the 22-year-old suffered a stress fracture of the back and could be out for months rather than weeks.

However, Lampard doesn’t believe that Solskjaer should be blamed for the injury.

Asked about the criticism Solskjaer has received, Lampard said at his pre-match press conference: “You can’t criticise a manager for making a decision like that.

“Marcus Rashford has been in incredible form this season, scored nearly 20 goals, 19 goals, a huge factor in their team and hindsight is the most beautiful thing.

“If you’ve got a player there that wants to play and has issues – I have that, every week there’s probably somebody in your team that’s like that – you have to make decisions.

“And I’ve heard managers get slated when they turn away from the FA Cup and play a second string team.

“And now I hear managers getting slated for bringing on what could be one of their most important and best players to try and win a game in the FA Cup. You can’t have it all ways.”

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