As he cranks his training after shoulder surgery, Marcus Rashford teases a comeback to Manchester United by stating ‘one step closer.’
With his recent training update uploaded on social media, MARCUS RASHFORD hinted that his return to action could be sooner than expected.
After confirming that he had been playing through an ailment for the majority of last season, the England international underwent shoulder surgery after Euro 2020, but he appears likely to return in the near future.
“One step closer,” Rashford posted beside a photo of himself in training.
“My recuperation is – I wouldn’t say coming to an end because obviously I have to keep looking after it – but I’m in a much better place physically and psychologically,” Rashford recently told BBC Breakfast.
“Last year was a hard season for me; I acquired this injury at the end of September and it gradually worsened, but today I’m completely rid of it, and I feel lot better physically and mentally.”
Last season, the attacker appeared 57 times for Man United in all competitions, scoring 21 goals and assisting on 15 occasions.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s club facing a difficult run of fixtures in the coming weeks, his comeback for the Red Devils could not come at a better time.
On Saturday, United face Leicester in the Premier League, followed by massive meetings with Liverpool, Tottenham, and Man City, wedged between Champions League matches against Atalanta.
NEW CUSTOMER DEALS: GET OVER £2,000 IN FREE BETSRashford’s return could provide a much-needed lift for the team, with new £73 million addition Jadon Sancho failing for form and Anthony Martial finding the net only once in his past seven outings.
The international break came at the perfect time for Solskjaer, who has been criticized recently for his lack of consistency, with only one win in four games and a string of dismal performances.
Fans will be hoping to see their No.10 hook up with new acquisition Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been in excellent form since his return to the club, winning the Premier League Player of the Month title in September.
Rashford will want to make his case for a regular starting slot against Leicester at the King Power Stadium this weekend, as competition for spots at Old Trafford heats up.
Rashford scored in the same encounter last year with a neat finish inside the box, extending his excellent record against the Foxes to eight goals in 12 games.
With important players Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana, and James Justin all out due to injury, Rashford will look to exploit Leicester’s defensive weaknesses.
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