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Marcus Rashford ready to kick on at a time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs it most

Marcus Rashford feels ready to push on and become the player he knows he can be for the first time his career, after returning to first team action after a shoulder operation post Euro 2020.

Last weekend, Rashford returned from a lengthy absence to score against Leicester City, although the second-half substitute was unable to lead the team to glory as we lost the game 4-2.

Now, he is determined to kick on and help United be successful again, starting tonight against Atalanta in the Champions League.

Rashford set down with club media ahead of the game which can be read on ManUtd.com.

The England star was asked about his return to action, and said: “The best feeling was probably joining back in training to be honest with you, I’d been out for so long and training away from the team. That day when you can train with the team, you feel part of the team again and obviously the first game is similar to that, but the result obviously didn’t go our way. Now for us, it’s just important [that we look ahead to the next game]. The next game is the most important game. There’s no point looking ahead to the next block of fixtures because everybody knows that is going to be tough. But to get through that, we just take it one game at a time and try to win and perform in each game.”

He feels, for the very first, that he is about to hit his best form. That is crucial for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the manager finds himself in a sticky situation with doubts over his future in the role.

“Yeah definitely and I can say, probably the last two years, I have been nowhere near the best I can do,” Rashford added.

“It’s not to say that I’ve not been playing well, I think I’ve done alright but I know that I can give more. This is the first time for me, at this stage of my career, where I feel ready to just kick on now and really be the player that I know I can be. But I want to do it within this Man United team, I want us to climb the ladder together.”

That is music to the ears of Manchester United fans.

The manager hit back at claims – created by the media – that his comments last week upset Rashford’s camp, and made it clear that his quotes were stripped of context.

Rashford will bring goals to the team and I would be surprised if he didn’t start tonight’s game.

It would certainly be a blow to Atalanta to see Rashford in the starting line-up.

Hopefully he can get us back on track sooner rather than later.

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