The Red Devils host the Spanish side this Thursday for the first leg of their quarterfinal showdown but will be without arguably their best player.

Manchester United return to action in Europe this midweek, with the Premier League giants hosting Sevilla on Thursday for the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarterfinal match-up.

Ten Hag's men will need to make the most out of the home advantage and will want to head to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium with a lead. Unfortunately, the Red Devils will be without arguably their best player for this tie.

That man is Marcus Rashford, the in-form Englishman who is the club's top scorer this season. The attacker suffered an injury over the weekend during the club's 2-0 win over Everton, a match which saw the 25-year-old pick up an assist, and was forced off the pitch late in the game.

Speaking after the final whistle, Ten Hag admitted that it was a concerning issue but only time would reveal the extent of his injury. Fast forward to today and Manchester United have issued an official statement, revealing that their talisman will miss the first leg and will be unavailable for a few games after suffering a muscle injury.

Fortunately, the club are confident Marcus will be back for the season run-in, saying: "Marcus Rashford will be unavailable for Thursday's UEFA Europa League quarter-final game against Sevilla because of a muscle injury.

"The forward was withdrawn in the 80th minute of Saturday's 2-0 Premier League win over Everton at Old Trafford and immediately headed to the dressing room for treatment.

"Subsequent assessment of the injury suggested that Marcus will be unavailable for a few games, but is expected to be back for the season run-in.

"The England international's absence is a disappointment given his red-hot form this season, with 28 goals in all competitions.

"But there will also be relief about the prospect of his return for important games in the final weeks of the season."

Rashford has been nothing short of sensational for Manchester United this season and will thus be a huge miss. The Englishman has scored a whopping 28 goals across all competitions, with only Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe having found the back of the net more frequently this season in all tournaments.

The English giants have already won the Carabao Cup but are entering the busy part of their campaign. The Red Devils have an FA Cup semifinal showdown with Brighton approaching, the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal to handle, and a top-four battle to see out.

Ten Hag's men are currently fourth in the table, trailing third-placed Newcastle on goal difference alone. Meanwhile, Tottenham are only three points behind in fifth, which means Man United will need their talisman back as soon as possible.