‘Happy Monday!’ – Rashford gives positive injury update

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Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Villarreal

Marcus Rashford is hopeful of a return to contact training soon as the Manchester United and England forward continues his recovery from shoulder surgery.

Rashford is yet to play this season, having undergone an operation on his shoulder last month.

The 23-year-old posted a message on Twitter that read: “Happy Monday. I see the doctor on Friday for a consultation.

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“All being well, I will get the green (light) to join in with contact training again.”

Having played with a shoulder issue for much of last season, Rashford decided after being part of England’s Euro 2020 campaign that he would have surgery.

The operation took place on August 6, with Rashford saying four days later that “everything went well”.

He has missed eight matches in all competitions so far this term for United, who host Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday then Everton in the Premier League three days later.

Rashford also missed England World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland earlier this month.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate is set to name his squad on Thursday for matches against Andorra and Hungary on October 9 and 12. United then return to action by playing Leicester away on October 16.

Man Utd lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa on Saturday with Bruno Fernandes missing a spot-kick in stoppage time.

However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Fernandes will score his next penalty. Solskjaer said: “That’s football. He’ll step forward every day of the week for the club and the team. Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way.

“That is part and parcel of it. It is such a fine line between heaven and hell and unfortunately today he missed.

“But you know Bruno has been excellent. He is such a good penalty taker and today you’d back him with your mortgage, I would guess.

“What I didn’t enjoy and didn’t like was the way they crowded the referee around the penalty spot and tried to affect Bruno. It clearly worked for them but that’s not great to see but they achieved what they needed to.”