Louis van Gaal hints at Marcus Rashford rest against Crystal Palace

Marcus Rashford celebrates with teammates during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal on February 28, 2016
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Louis van Gaal suggests that he will give in-form Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford a rest on Wednesday against Crystal Palace.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested that young striker Marcus Rashford may be given a rest in tomorrow night's Premier League match against Crystal Palace.

The 18-year-old has started 12 games in all competitions for the Red Devils since breaking into the team at the end of February, scoring seven goals to burst onto the scene and cause some calls for him to be included in the England squad for Euro 2016.

Rashford scored the only goal of Saturday's match against Aston Villa but then came off with 15 minutes remaining, and Van Gaal has revealed that he has not been a full participant in training since.

"I have changed him after 70 minutes, I believe, and that is also to give him a little bit of rest," Van Gaal told reporters.

"He didn't train the day after and also the day after that he didn't train. I want to keep him fresh because he is in the momentum of scoring and that is very important for him but also for the team."

With captain Wayne Rooney fit again, Anthony Martial dropped to the bench at the weekend but should return to the starting lineup tomorrow if Rashford is rested with Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Everton in mind.

Wayne 'have you got change for a twenty?' Rooney has a chat with Louis van Gaal during the FA Cup replay between West Ham United and Manchester United on April 13, 2016
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