Medical insider names Marcus Rashford return date after new Man United 'blow'
Man United star Marcus Rashford could recover from his latest injury in time for the Manchester derby on 2 October.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
Rashford, 24, has not played since his two-goal appearance in the 3-1 win over Arsenal earlier this month (4 September).
He was not selected by Gareth Southgate for England’s upcoming Nations League double-header against Italy and Germany.
The attacker explained via Twitter last Thursday (15 September) that a hamstring injury meant he was unavailable for selection.
Dinnery forecasts that the Carrington academy graduate could return in time for the meeting with Man City at the Eithad in just under two weeks’ time.
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“He was replaced against Arsenal with a fatigue-related issue,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“We saw him back on the training pitches ahead of the Europa League game but then he was omitted from the squad.
“Because of the cancellation of the following Premier League game, there wasn’t a great deal of discussion about his availability.
“It was enough to keep him out of the international squad if Gareth Southgate was giving him any consideration.
“But as it stands a return in early October is possible. It could be that he s available for the first game after the break, which is the game at the Etihad.
“We would need to see him training on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week for him to be in contention. If not, it would be a blow because he has improved in recent weeks.”