MARCUS RASHFORD has sensationally admitted that he played almost the ENTIRE of last season with a shoulder injury.
The forward has been out of action since Euro 2020, but has revealed he is in a ‘much better place’ now as he nears a return.
Rashford is edging closer to a Manchester United return[/caption]
Having not yet featured for the Red Devils so far this campaign[/caption]
The 23-year-old decided to go under the knife in August after England’s heartbreaking Euro final defeat against Italy.
Incredibly Rashford played 64 TIMES in all competitions during the 2020/21 campaign – the majority of which were while he was injured.
But he is now back in training with the Red Devils and is nearing a return to first team action.
He could even be included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s matchday squad for Saturday’s trip to Leicester.
He told BBC Breakfast: “My recovery is – I wouldn’t say coming to an end because obviously I have to keep looking after it – but I’m in a much better place physically and mentally.
“Last year was a very long season for me, I got this injury at the end of September and gradually it got that little bit worse, but now I’m fully free of that, I feel much better physically and mentally.”
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Rashford played for United in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Blackburn last week – scoring twice.
And his return comes at a welcome time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who’s side are on a poor run of form as of late.
The Red Devils have won just one out of their last four games in all competitions.
That spell includes the home defeat to Aston Villa and a disappointing draw against Everton in their last two Premier League games at Old Trafford.
His return also coincides with a tough run of fixtures for Solskajer and Co.
After the trip to the East Midlands to face Leicester, Solskajer and Co take on Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City in their next three Premier League games.
Also sandwiched between those are home and away ties against Atalanta in the Champions League.
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