Inspirational off the pitch and decisive on it. Marcus Rashford is an impressive individual.

As he receives masses of deserved plaudits for his campaigning for the Government to reverse it’s policy and provide free school meals for kids, he is also busy focusing on his Premier League return.

On Friday night Rashford is expected to start for United against Tottenham, in what will be his first match since January.

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His back injury appears to have cleared up, and he is looking sharp.

This training video from Carrington shows Rashford firing in two goals from outside the penalty area in ruthless style, leaving goalkeeper Joel Pereira stranded.

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Rashford was enjoying the best season of his career before he sustained a back injury in January.

He already has 19 goals to his name and he will be looking to add to this and get as close to the milestone of 30 as possible.

His performance in United’s friendly last week was eye-catching and had supporters excited at seeing him back in action.

 

From what we can see from this short clip, he is as sharp as ever and raring to go. He will have a feeling this week that anything is possible, and this extra confidence could inspire him to hit the ground running on his return.

Rashford has earned himself a reputation as a big game player, and the big stage on Friday night is set up perfectly for him.

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Just as sharp off the pitch

Rashford’s achievements off the pitch won’t please everyone, and there have been some particularly unhelpful comments from right-wing troll Katie Hopkins, who tried to suggest his campaign was unimportant.

Rashford largely ignored her, but couldn’t resist a jab after Manchester City’s social team rebuked her for posting a photoshop of her wearing a City shirt trying to tackle the United star.

City told her in no uncertain terms she was not allowed to wear their shirt, a statement which Rashford agreed even rivals could unite on.

It’s been a strange day. These were topics we did not expect to be writing about, but then, nobody quite expected Marcus Rashford to become the unofficial voice of Britain’s political opposition.

Marcus, we could not possibly be more proud of you.

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