Man United could have been given some massive news on the Marcus Rashford injury front.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made a blistering start to the season, beating Leeds United 5-1 in a game where Manchester United were dominant.
What’s crazy is that the Reds didn’t even have a full complement of players. There was no Jadon Sancho in the starting line-up, while Raphael Varane, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford were all missing.
In regards to the latter, it wasn’t expected that Rashford would be back until the end of October, following surgery just a couple of weeks ago.
However, The Sun have a massively positive update for us in that regard. Apparently, United are ‘hopeful’ that the key star could be back playing as early as September – which is a huge boost if true.
Right now, the Englishman is having rehab sessions twice a week, with the club understandably ‘delighted’ at the speed of Rashford’s recovery.
United’s hometown hero could actually start light training in just ten days, with Rashford already carrying out water treadmill work, resistance work and squats as he looks to build up his strength.
With the club now hopeful he’s back in action way sooner than expected, Rashford’s spirits must be super high. The only worry I’d have is that the Englishman is potentially being rushed back.
Surgery is always the last resort as it often takes a while to come back from and get back up to full speed. It would be far from ideal if United brought Rashford back too early and he re-injured the affected area.
The good thing is that Solskjaer has always been a fan of the cautious approach. That leads me to believe patience will be taken by the Baby Faced Assassin here and Rashford will be given all the time in the world to come back when he’s 100% ready.
While it’s great news he’s expected back sooner, I’m not getting my hopes up just yet.