Man United Handed Big Injury Boost Ahead of the Manchester Derby

Man United Handed Big Injury Boost Ahead of the Manchester Derby

  • Marcus Rashford is facing a race against time to regain his fitness ahead of Man United's clash with Man City
  • The forward has been out injured after he picked a hamstring problem during United's Premier League clash against Arsenal
  • The injury came at a time Rashford had appeared to rediscover his form, having already scored three goals in the English topflight

Marcus Rashford could reportedly feature for Man United when they play rivals City in the Manchester derby.

Man City are scheduled to host the Red Devils on Sunday, October 2, at the Etihad Stadium in what promises to be a cracker.

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Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolves at Old Trafford. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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Rashford, who has been out since picking a hamstring injury during the club’s 3-1 win over table-toppers Arsenal, was a major doubt for the Etihad trip.

However, it has now emerged that the England international could be involved, with Erik ten Hag in need of firepower upfront to see off City.

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According to The Sun, Rashford is now training again — and feels ready for the Etihad showdown.

His availability will be a timely boost for Ten Hag, with Cristiano Ronaldo currently struggling for form.

Ronaldo has scored only once since the start of the new season, with his only goal coming against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.

Man United team news ahead of the Manchester derby

Meanwhile, despite the positive news on Rashford, United are likely to miss the services of Harry Maguire when they battle Man City.

The United skipper appeared to have picked a hamstring injury while in action for England during the international break.

Maguire, who played the entire 90 minutes of England's clash vs Germany, was spotted limping off the pitch shortly after the match.

The former Leicester City star has not been involved with the Red Devils in recent weeks, having been relegated to the bench by Lisandro Martinez.

Source: Sports Brief News