Man United hopeful of having Marcus Rashford fit for derby

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Man United believe they should have Marcus Rashford fit for the Manchester derby next month.

After a sluggish start in the Premier League, Manchester United have looked pretty good since.

Erik ten Hag’s side have started to play the brand of football that the Dutchman coaches into them. Obviously, it’ll take time before the Old Trafford club are fully adapted to that new style.

Slowly but surely, progress is being made. Ten Hag is also helping players currently at the club get back to their best. Amongst that group is Marcus Rashford.

The Englishman is the current top goal contributor in the early stages of the term, though he missed the Sheriff game due to an injury concern.


Well, ESPN have allayed those fears, providing United an early derby injury boost. They write that the club are ‘hopeful’ of having the key star fit for the match after the international break.

At the time, Ten Hag stated that the problem wasn’t serious. That has since been backed up by the media.

There’s no club football for the better part of two weeks now, due to the international break. United return with a bang – the derby away at the Etihad Stadium. Obviously, this is going to be a supremely difficult game.

Rashford was not selected for Three Lions duty due to the injury, though the problem isn’t thought to keep him out of a fixture in which the Englishman has often thrived.

The game takes place on October 2nd, with Rashford doing everything within his power to get himself out on that pitch alongside his teammates.

ESPN also offer a snippet of information on Martial, who hasn’t played since August. The Old Trafford club are ‘being more cautious’ with the Frenchman, who is still seemingly struggling.

Do you think Marcus Rashford will enjoy a good Manchester derby? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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