Rashford returns to light training

Monday 27 March 2023 17:00

Marcus Rashford has started his recovery at Carrington after sustaining an injury in our last fixture, the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final win over Fulham.

The forward was hurt during the 3-1 triumph, which sealed a place in the last four of the competition, before a pause in domestic football to accommodate the international break.

Although called up by England, he was forced to withdraw from the squad due to the problem, and missed the victories over Italy and Ukraine in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Marcus was able to get out on the grass at our training base on Monday but the Reds' leading goalscorer could only take part in a small session, away from the main group.

There was no ball work involved for the 25-year-old, who scored his 27th goal of United's season with a long-range beauty against Real Betis, ensuring he netted in both legs of the Europa League tie with the Spanish side.

Rashford's fitness will be a concern heading into the Premier League clash at Newcastle United on Sunday.

He hit the second goal against the Magpies in the recent Carabao Cup final and the St James' Park encounter will have a big influence on the battle for a top-four place, with Eddie Howe's side currently three points adrift of the Reds but with superior goal difference.

United boss Erik ten Hag is likely to provide an update on Marcus in his pre-match press conference later this week.