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Marcus Rashford to return to Man Utd squad for Leicester clash

Tom Gott
Marcus Rashford has recovered from a shoulder injury
Marcus Rashford has recovered from a shoulder injury / Paul Ellis - Pool/GettyImages

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Marcus Rashford is in line to make his first appearance of the season when Manchester United travel to face Leicester City on Saturday.

The 23-year-old has not been seen since the Euro 2020 final, after which he elected to undergo surgery on a shoulder injury which had been troubling him for the best part of a year.

He recently revealed that he feels 'fully free from injury' for the first time in months, and now Solskjaer has confirmed that Rashford will return to the United squad for Saturday's game.

"He’s in the squad, yes," Solskjaer told a press conference (via the club's official website). "If he’s going to start or not, I can’t tell you now because it wouldn’t be right but he’s worked really hard throughout the whole lay-off.

“He’s been really bright this week, he had a 60-minute involvement in a behind-closed-doors game last week so he’s fit and raring to go."

Unfortunately for United, the international break may have done more harm than good to the squad. Centre-back Raphael Varane has been sidelined with a groin injury, while Fred and Edinson Cavani will both miss the Leicester game after featuring for their international sides in the early hours of Friday morning.

“Yeah, you know the international breaks are sometimes a time to cross your fingers and hope for the best.

“Because as we see with Raphael, he’s got an injury, out for a few weeks, but then again Victor [Lindelof] and Eric [Bailly] played in the internationals and got good game time so that was good for us.”

Centre-back Harry Maguire also remains sidelined with a calf problem, but Solskjaer confirmed that the Englishman returned to light training on Friday and is ready to step up his recovery.