Marcus Rashford made his return for Manchester United in a behind closed doors friendly match.

United hosted Blackburn Rovers in a game which Lancashire Live reported the Red Devils won 3-0.

Rashford scored two goals in the fixture, The Athletic reported.

Manchester United Training Session
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Rashford is back

Very few other details have been reported regarding the fixture, including the starting line-ups or the other goalscorers. United’s website is yet to report on the game.

Nonetheless it is simply good news to learn Rashford’s return to action was successful in terms of getting minutes, and showing sharpness in front of goal.

This was the first game he had played since the Euro 2020 final, and follows his shoulder operation.

 

Rashford returned to full training last week for Manchester United after missing the first two months of the season.

He returns ahead of a very busy set of fixtures in the Premier League and Champions League and United appeared to miss him in recent matches.

Rashford’s direct play running at defences offers a threat United were unable to pose with Paul Pogba on the left and the team will be more dangerous for having him back.

Of course United will have to be careful with his minutes and manage him sensibly. Rashford will want to play every game but United cannot risk an unnecessary setback. It is great to hear his return to action went well.

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