Marcus Rashford

Webber: Rashford will be revitalised

Tuesday 12 October 2021 07:00

Marcus Rashford will ultimately benefit from the rest he has been afforded from being out after shoulder surgery.

That’s the view of former Manchester United forward Danny Webber, who was speaking in Monday’s episode of The Debate, which is available to watch below.

Rashford picked up a prestigious doctorate from the University of Manchester last week, but his focus is now fully on making a return to the pitch after a three-month lay-off.

Since the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign, Marcus has averaged over 50 club games per season and Webber believes some time on the sidelines will mean our no.10 is now fully restored and prepared to hit the ground running.

“Hopefully when he comes back he’ll be refreshed and he’ll be ready to go, because he’s played a lot of football over the last couple of years, Marcus,” said Webber.

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“He needed that break. I know it came in the wrong way by him getting injured but he needed that break.

“He’ll be fresh, he’ll be revitalised and ready to go again.”

Marcus’s return could come as early as Saturday, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer optimistic that he could play some part in the game against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

He’ll add to an attacking arsenal which already boasts plenty of potency and Webber wants to see the forwards click into gear over the coming weeks.

“It’s an embarrassment of riches, actually, going forward,” he continued.

“You look at the subs that came on the other day [against Everton] and that was minus Marcus. Martial started the game, but you’ve got Ronaldo, Cavani. Jesse’s playing out of his skin as well.

“I think it’s an embarrassment of riches but we’ve got to get it right, get into the rhythm and start blowing teams away.”

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The Foxes have experienced a tough start to the campaign, winning just two of their seven league games so far, but Webber acknowledges the danger they will pose, particularly through Jamie Vardy, who is tied with Mo Salah at the top of the Premier League scoring charts, on six goals.

United could have issues at centre-back, with Raphael Varane joining Harry Maguire on the treatment table after exiting the Nations League final early.

Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly would be the prime candidates to come in, with Phil Jones also available again, but Webber thinks the Reds should be looking to take the game to the hosts, regardless of who comprises the back four.

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“They pass the ball, they’ve always got the threat of Vardy in attack," says Webber. “It doesn’t matter who he’s playing against, he’s always up for it and he stretches the game, he makes it difficult.

“They’ve got good players, a decent side and Brendan Rodgers is a decent manager. So it is difficult but I think for us we’ve got to go out and do what we do.

“Make sure we impose ourselves on the game. We talked about the attacking players we have and we’ve got to go out and make sure we put them to the sword especially if we have one or two players out at the back. Attack is the best form of defence.”

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