Manchester United have been handed a huge boost ahead of a challenging run of fixtures after learning that Marcus Rashford is preparing to make a full return to the squad following a long injury layoff.
The 23-year-old has been ruled out since the start of the pre-season after pressing ahead with plans to undergo surgery on a longstanding shoulder problem, which is believed to have been sustained as far back as November 2020.
Rashford managed the injury throughout the majority of last season and took part in this summer’s European Championship but decided to go under the knife ahead of the new campaign.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaes has opted for a number of options in Rashford’s preferred role on the left-hand side whilst he has been away, with Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho, and Anthony Martial all playing there in the first two months of the season.
The forward has now given an update on his recovery, insisting he is ready to return to the pitch after reaching the end of his long rehabilitation period.
“It’s good now, I’m pretty much at the end now,” he told the official Manchester United website. “I feel ready to be back on the pitch. So yeah, ‘m just looking forward to the next slot of games – it’s a busy schedule.
“It’s the time when the squad’s important, we all have to be together and utilise everybody’s strengths. It’s just about picking up points. When there’s this many games in a short space of time, you just wanna keep picking up three points and move on to the next game.”