Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has made a miraculous recovery from injury to return to training.
Marcus Rashford pulled out of the England squad a week ago citing injury. He sat out the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
Now less than 24 hours after the Three Lions’ second game, Rashford has been pictured back in training.
The club website reported: “Marcus was able to get out on the grass at our training base on Monday but the Reds’ leading goalscorer could only take part in a small session, away from the main group. There was no ball work involved for the 25-year-old.”
The report suggests Rashford’s fitness will be of concern heading into Manchester United’s match against Newcastle on Sunday.
Come on lads, give up the ruse already!
There is no chance Rashford won’t be lining up in a Manchester United shirt away at Newcastle this coming weekend.
Rashford’s withdrawal was timed perfectly so he could get a crucial break, after racking up 44 club games and 3,294 minutes already this season.
If there were any real doubts about Rashford’s availability for Sunday, he would not even have been doing light training. As the week goes on, Rashford will crank up his participation, re-join his teammates, and be ready to go, fresher than ever.
The fitness boost Manchester United fans expected
When Marcus Rashford pulled out of the England squad, it came as a relief. This is a player who has pushed himself for club and country before, and seen it backfire with injury and form.
United have a staggering nine games in all competitions in April, and the club are reliant on his goals, 27 he has struck in total.
We all expected to see him back in training at the first possible opportunity, and right on cue, Rashford has made his return.
Being back in ‘light training’ looks like United are just playing along, to avoid annoying the FA over Rashford’s England withdrawal.
When the Red Devils visit Newcastle in a pivotal top four clash on Sunday, Rashford will be ready, and better for his week of rest.