Marcus Rashford.

Henderson: Rashford is looking sharper than ever

Wednesday 06 October 2021 09:00

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is straining at the leash after returning to training, according to team-mate Dean Henderson.

The pair grew up in the Academy together and were part of the same year group before both making it into the first team.

Rashford admits he was struggling with injury at times last season and, after appearing for England at Euro 2020, it was decided the best course of action was an operation to solve a shoulder problem.

After missing the start of the 2021/22 campaign, there is a hope he may be available for the game at Leicester City immediately after the international break, and his work at Carrington has already caught the eye of his friend.

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“You know what? It's funny because he looks so sharp since he's come back from his shoulder injury and everything from last season,” explained Henderson to club media. “I think he was carrying a few knocks. 

“So for him to come back, he looks back to his best and I'm really excited to see him out there.

“I think he is going to help the team a lot.”

It has been suggested the break, although far from ideal, may be of long-term benefit to Rashford after such a sustained period of football since making his debut as a youngster.

“I think he got obviously thrown in at a young age and didn't really get a break mentally to switch off,” explained Henderson. “And I think it's given him time to do this. He will be hungrier than ever to get back out there and play again.

“I do honestly think, sometimes, that a break is great. It's helped me this summer and I'm sure it's helped him. I think he'll come back better than ever.”

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