Erik ten Hag backs star to replace Marcus Rashford after devastating injury

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Erik ten Hag is backing Anthony Martial to fill the boots of Marcus Rashford when his side plays Sevilla on Thursday,

The Red Devils have a huge Europa League quarter-final on Thursday when they face off against Sevilla in the first leg.

Unfortunately for the Dutch manager, he will have to do without his top scorer Rashford who sustained a groin injury and will be out for several weeks.

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Speaking ahead of the game, Ten Hag back Martial to step up in the English forward’s absence.

‘You say that I defended him but I just point to the stats,’ he said.

‘The stats are telling you that when he’s on the pitch, the time he needs for a goal is less.

‘When he is in the team, and I refer to games against Man City and Liverpool [in August], we play our best football and get the best results as a team. I see how he contributes to this team.’

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