“I feel ready to be back” – Marcus Rashford confirms Manchester United return date ahead of Leicester City clash

Manchester united sensational striker Marcus Rashford is looking forward to the prospect of making his return from injury ahead of what could be a crucial period in his side’s season.

Rashford, who turns 24 at the end of the month, had shoulder surgery at the end of July and has since been working hard in his recovery at United’s Carrington training camp, hoping to force his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans as soon as possible.

After returning to contact training a fortnight ago, the England international made another major step toward returning to play on Wednesday, scoring twice in a behind-closed-doors friendly between United and Blackburn Rovers, which the Reds won 3-0.

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Now that Rashford has come through his first match since July without any troubles, he is looking forward to making his comeback at first-team level, hinting that it could be possible when United travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City next Saturday afternoon.

“It’s good now, I’m pretty much at the end now,” Rashford told United’s official website when issuing an update on how felt in himself and how his recovery programme had gone.

“I feel ready to be back on the pitch. So yes, I‘m just looking forward to the next slot of games – it’s a busy schedule.”

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Rashford will be looking to join forces with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo in an attempt to make United’s attacking output as lethal as it looks on paper.

Reflecting on United’s recent disappointing results against Aston Villa and Everton, Rashford added: “It’s the time when the squad’s important, we all have to be together and utilise everybody’s strengths. It’s just about picking up points.

“When there’s this many games in a short space of time, you just wanna keep picking up three points and move on to the next game.”