Marcus Rashford back in Manchester United training for key boost for Chelsea clash
The England striker looks set to be fit and available for Thursday night’s rescheduled clash at Old Trafford, having been given a probation by manager Erik ten Hag at Carrington on Tuesday.
United also host Fulham on the final day of the season this weekend and, after their narrow win at Bournemouth last time out coupled with Liverpool’s continued draw with Aston Villa, need just one point from those two home fixtures to secure a top-four spot and return to the Champions League next season.
Rashford’s return will be a huge boost for Ten Hag, having missed the recent win over Wolves after initially picking up a leg injury in the defeat at West Ham on May 7.
He looked set to return against Bournemouth, only to be ruled out of the trip to the south coast, which United won 1-0 thanks to Casemiro’s header, through illness.
The Red Devils are also contesting an all-Manchester FA Cup final against top-flight champions City at Wembley on June 3.
“Rashy, he’s been training all week but today he reported he wasn’t feeling well so he’s sick,” Ten Hag said on Friday. “We have to see how he recovers during the day and then see tomorrow.”
Rashford has enjoyed an excellent 2022-23 campaign so far, scoring 29 times in 53 appearances in all competitions. It takes just one more to become the first United player to reach 30 goals in a single season since Robin van Persie in 2012-13, the final season in charge of Sir Alex Ferguson.
United remain without several players for the final three games of the season, including long-time absentee Lisandro Martinez and midfield duo Marcel Sabitzer and Donny van de Beek, who were back on the grass at Carrington last week. last.
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