Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has taken to Twitter to provide a promising
update on his return to training this season.
The 23-year-old had been struggling with a shoulder problem throughout last season
but had held off on going under the knife so he could be involved in Euro 2020,
though only played a peripheral role for Gareth Southgate’s side.
After a long lay-off, he has been ramping up his progress in recent weeks and is now
on the verge of being given medical clearance to resume full training with the rest of
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Giving an update on his rehabilitation, Rashford tweeted: ‘Happy Monday. I see the
doctor on Friday for a consultation. All being well, I will get the green [light] to join
in with contact training again.’
United take on Everton on Saturday, a match which will come too soon for Rashford,
but the looming international break gives him an ideal window to build up his
fitness. An away trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on October 16
may well be targeted as a return date for the forward, or the following midweek
Champions League clash at home to Atalanta.
Rashford was seen out on the Carrington training pitches with the rest of the players
last week, though manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stressed the need to ease him
back slowly and not take any risks.
Asked about both the England international and left-back Alex Telles, he said: ‘Yeah
it’s going well. They’ve worked really hard, both of them.
‘Alex is a bit further on than Marcus. I don’t think we’ll see Marcus until after the
international break but Alex has worked well and will be in the squad as well.’
United had made a strong start to the new season in the absence of Rashford, with
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return reigniting Old Trafford.
But results have tailed off more recently, with defeat in the Champions League
against Young Boys quickly followed by a Carabao Cup exit at the hands of West Ham
before Aston Villa secured a 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.