Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford could be back in training by the end of the month, The Sun reports.

The paper claim Rashford is making ‘steady progress’ after his shoulder operation and could be back playing for United by the end of September.

It is claimed United are ‘delighted’ by the speed of Rashford’s recovery and he could return to light training within the next 10 days.

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Major boost

The initial timeframe for Rashford’s recovery from surgery was for him to be back in action in mid-October.

To get Rashford back in September would be a significant boost to United.

After away games against Southampton and Wolves prior to the international break, United resume in September with league matches against Newcastle United on the 11th, West Ham on the 19th, and Aston Villa on the 25th.

There will be a Champions League game in the mix too, along with a Carabao Cup tie.

 

If Rashford can make his return sometime in September, it will set him up nicely for a tough October fixture list.

United begin October with Everton before facing Leicester, Liverpool and Tottenham.

Manchester City and Chelsea are on the fixture list in November, while more Champions League group stage matches will also be mixed in.

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The sooner Rashford is available the better, but by the same token, United won’t rush him ad hopefully won’t need to.

Paul Pogba started on the left against Leeds, and Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial, Dan James and Anthony Elanga will all be pushing hard for game time across the forward positions along with Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.

United are blessed with options, and Rashford will be mixed in when the time is right, and readied to make an impact in October’s tough run.

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