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When Marcus Rashford could return from shoulder injury

Max Cooper
Rashford is making good progress following his shoulder surgery
Rashford is making good progress following his shoulder surgery / Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images
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Marcus Rashford is making good progress in his recovery from shoulder surgery, and should be back after the October international break.

Despite hitting more than 20 goals in all competitions last season, the 23-year-old was unable to perform at 100% due to an ongoing shoulder issue which plagued him throughout the year.

Rashford delayed surgery until the summer knowing that an operation would rule him out of England's Euro 2020 campaign, so he finally went under the knife at the beginning of August.

Since then he has been in rehabilitation and although there were hopes of a September return for the forward, he remains sidelined. Despite Rashford making good progress, Solskjaer recently confirmed that fans should not expect to see him back in the side until the middle of October.

Providing an update of the fitness of both Rashford and Alex Telles - who returned to the fold against West Ham in the Carabao Cup - he said: "Yeah it’s going well. They’ve worked really hard, both of them.

"Alex is a bit further on than Marcus. I don’t think we’ll see Marcus until after the international break but Alex has worked well and will be in the squad as well."

If this timeline is accurate, Rashford should be back in contention on 16 October when United travel to King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City.

When he returns, he'll join an exciting United forward line that has flourished in the opening weeks of the season.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani at his disposal, offering an insight into the increased strength in depth United have to call upon this season.

Where Rashford slots into this forward line is not yet certain but after impressing so much last season, he should be confident of forcing his way back into the side.

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