Injury expert blames Greenwood after surprise Carrington reveal at Man United
Marcus Rashford is “desperate” to prove himself upon his return from shoulder surgery at Man United.
That is according to injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Rashford underwent an operation over the summer that saw him miss the opening seven weeks of the season.
He has netted twice in two matches since his return, including United’s first in the 3-2 win over Atalanta on 20 October.
The Telegraph reported on 15 October that the attacker regularly arrived at Carrington at 8.00 am and left beyond 6.00 pm during his rehab.
This revelation does not come as a shock, claims Dinnery.
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“He’s experienced a lot of time on the sidelines recently,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“He had a significant amount of time out when he had the stress fracture to his lower back, of course.
“He’ll also see what’s happening at the club with the arrival of Ronaldo, even though that the buzz is on the wane after some recent results.
“But in that recovery stage at the start of the season, there was lots of hope and excitement. Who wouldn’t want to be on the pitch at a time like that?
“He will also have seen how the likes Mason Greenwood have started the season and be worried about getting back into the team.
“There are up to five players fighting it out for the two wide places. So Rashford will have been desperate to get back out there and prove himself.
“We know he hasn’t been himself in recent times, carrying lingering foot and shoulder problems.
“He was asked to play when he was 70-80 per cent and maybe he felt he was doing himself an injustice with his performances.
“So you can understand why he’s so desperate to get back and put more work in.”