Manchester United have called up 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford in the wake of their crippling injury crisis up front, according to the Daily Mail.
The teenager captains United’s under-19 side, and though he is expected to start on the bench he could find himself thrown into the action should Van Gaal find himself in need of a goal.
Both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are missing from the shad through illness and injury respectively, while Marouane Fellaini, who has often been used as a makeshift striker, is also ruled out with a calf strain.
Van Gaal has already drafted in eight youth team players during his time in charge of the club, and The Mail even claims that asked another teenager midfielder Sean Goss to travel as cover.
The Dutchman watched Rashford in a youth team game against Newcastle earlier in the week, and was impressed by the powerful forward, who has so far scored six goals in 11 Premier League Under 18 games this season
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