Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has offered an injury update on Marcus Rashford.
Solskjaer doesn’t expect to have Rashford back until after the next international break, when United face Leicester on 16 October.
There were also injury updates on the likes of Alex Telles and Phil Jones, both of whom will be in the squad against West Ham tonight.
“I don’t think we’ll see Marcus until after the international break but Alex has worked well and will be in the squad as well,” said Solskjaer.
“They’ve worked really hard, both of them. Alex is a bit further on than Marcus.
“I’m so happy for Phil. He has completed two 90 minutes for the Under-23s and played some minutes behind closed doors and he’s got no reaction on his knee. He’s been working really hard.
“He’s been so diligent and so professional; no frills, no social media and I’m old school. I like players like that. He just focuses on one thing and he’s back. He will also be in the squad. It’s a good day for him and for us.”
Rashford has been pictured back training earlier this month, but it seems United are keen not to rush him back.
That’s the right approach, given that part of the problem last season was he was overplayed even when struggling with injuries.
United now have the attacking options to take the burden off Rashford and bring him back when he’s fully ready.
You wouldn’t expect him to be in the next England squad, giving him the chance to finalise his recovery and hopefully play some part against Leicester next month.
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