Marcus Rashford is set to overcome his injury issue, giving Manchester United a lift ahead of their game this weekend.
Just a couple of hours ago, we covered a story from the Daily Mirror, in which it was claimed that Edinson Cavani may well start his first game due to an injury crisis.
Well now, we’ve been offered a different take – and it’s good news for the Red Devils. It comes from Laurie Whitwell, speaking on the Talk of the Devils podcast.
United have been handed an injury boost as the key star Rashford will be fit enough to play this weekend, Whitwell claims.
After missing England’s first two games of the international break, it’s unclear as to whether Gareth Southgate plans to utilise the United man during tonight’s fixture against Iceland.
However, you’d hope that common sense will prevail. After all, United play in the 12:30 kick-off on Saturday and pushing Rashford too hard in a meaningless game tonight just wouldn’t give the #10 enough time to recover.
Again, it goes back to what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer angrily stated after the Everton win. The FA have done United absolutely no favours in terms of scheduling, with Luke Shaw now missing for at least a month with a hamstring problem. Throw in a shoulder issue for Rashford and the Red Devils have two totally avoidable injury concerns.
Club always takes priority over country. After all, they’re the ones who pay their wages and Solskjaer should be given the final say. I’d like to think Gareth Southgate understands the situation and he’ll send Rashford back to United, rather than playing him this evening.
Wrap him in cotton wool and get Rashford as fit as possible to play this Saturday. We’re going to need him.