Manchester United have been handed some great news, with Marcus Rashford pictured in training.
The story comes from the Manchester Evening News, who confirm the ‘major injury boost’ as the key United star is back in training ahead of the Wolverhampton Wanderers game later tonight.
As the match against Leicester drew to a close, Rashford looked in visible agony, yelping in pain and grasping at his injured shoulder. Immediately, concerns amongst the Old Trafford Faithful started to grow.
Thankfully, those fears have been somewhat allayed, with Rashford involved with the main group earlier today. You’d imagine it’s safe to assume the Englishman will be available for selection tonight.
The MEN point out it ‘remains to be seen’ whether Rashford is fit enough to start. However, having him as an option off the substitutes bench is obviously better than not having him at all.
For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it’s about managing this injury supremely carefully. Rashford is amongst our top performers right now. We’re going to need him if we have genuine title aspirations this season.
The last thing United need is to lose Rashford for a prolonged period of time. If that means making him sit out a couple of games, so be it. This is why you have a big squad. This is why United made their move for Edinson Cavani.
Hopefully, Rashford is feeling 100%. If not, we should have the quality to adequately replace him from game-to-game. The fact that Rashford is back in training definitely is a huge positive, though.
With games coming thick and fast, I don’t think it’s a stretch to suggest that this is the key part of the season. Titles can’t be won over the winter period but they can certainly be lost. it’s up to United to keep within touching distance and keep putting the pressure on Liverpool.