Manchester United are set to receive a significant injury boost over the coming weeks after it was revealed that Marcus Rashford is expected to return to action following the upcoming international break.
According to The Mirror, Rashford is hopeful of returning to first-team training on Friday. The 23-year-old underwent surgery on a persistent shoulder issue in August after representing England at Euro 2020, ruling him out of the opening weeks of the current campaign.
He’s since been taking part in non-contact work at Carrington, and is now closing in on a return to full training alongside his teammates.
The report states that: “United doctors anticipated he would be sidelined for 12 weeks as he recovered, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he hoped to have the forward at his disposal after the October international break.
“Rashford is on course to meet Solskjaer’s target and could return to full training at the Red Devils’ Carrington base on Friday, so long as he receives permission from medical staff.”
The United academy graduate also provided an update on his situation, tweeting: “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.”
Rashford soon realised he meant to say ‘green light’ and added a second tweet that said: “I suppose I was so happy to tell everybody I missed a word.”
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be absolutely buzzing to learn of Rashford’s recovery, providing a substantial lift to the struggling Red Devils.
The England international was a pivotal player for the Old Trafford outfit last season, bagging 21 goals and providing a further 15 assists in 57 appearances.
In his absence, United have already lost three games in all competitions this season, and his return to the starting XI should elevate Solskjaer’s side to another level.