Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Marcus Rashford has returned to full training, in expectation the forward will be back in action after the international break.
Rashford has missed the entirety of the season so far after undergoing shoulder surgery following England's run to the final of Euro 2020; choosing then to fully recuperate from an injury that has been problematic for some time.
The 23-year-old could be in line to return for the away trip to Leicester in the Premier League on October 16, though will miss Saturday's home match with Everton.
On Friday in his pre-match press conference, Solskjaer provided his positive update on Rashford, and later gave a timeline to club media on when he was expected back in action.
"Marcus trained fully for the first time today [Friday] with contact," he said. "There were a few tackles flying in on him but he seemed OK, which was nice to see.
“Marcus is fit, he’s worked really hard, but he’s not had any contact (until now). If his shoulder can take the contact now, he should be ready after the internationals.”
United's squad for the game at Everton arrived at the team hotel on Friday night, and encouragingly Luke Shaw was spotted with the team for the match despite doubts over his own fitness. Manchester Evening News report that Shaw has been declared fit for the game, which kicks off at 12:30 (BST) Saturday lunchtime.
Shaw hobbled off during last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, and has also been struggling with illness - as a result he missed the midweek win over Villarreal in the Champions League. Alex Telles replaced Shaw for that game and scored, but it does look as though the England international left back will be fit to take his place against the Toffees.
Solskjaer said on Shaw on Friday, before he was spotted with the squad: “Luke feels better in himself. He’s been ill but he’s still got the shoulder injury. We’ve got to make a decision on him.”
Captain Harry Maguire will miss the Everton game but could also return after the international break.
Source : 90min