Three-time European champions Manchester United have been handed a big boost on the injury front following the news that England international Marcus Rashford has returned to full training after a long layoff. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the news in his pre-match presser ahead of the Premier League clash with Everton at the Theatre of Dreams this weekend.
Solskjaer informed reporters that Rashford has returned to full training after the English forward underwent shoulder surgery in the summer. Rashford had to go under the knife shortly after helping England to the Euro 2020 final so as to correct a long-standing shoulder problem. Rashford was one of the three attackers who missed a penalty having been subbed on as a substitute as Italy beat England 3-2 during the penalty shootout to win the Euro 2020 tournament. The two countries had to settle for the dreaded penalty shootout after their Euro 2020 final clash ended in a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes. Apart from Rashford, Arsenal star Bukayo Saka and fellow Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho also missed from 12 yards out in the colours of the Three Lions during the Euro 2020 final.
Manchester United fans would be glad that Rashford is back to boost their attack as they target the Premier League title this season. The target received a big setback last weekend when they were beaten at home by Villa but the Everton game on Saturday lunchtime gives Manchester United the opportunity to reinforce their credentials as title contenders. Despite the defeat to Villa, Manchester United are just a point adrift of league leaders Liverpool who have a very difficult game. While Manchester United take on Everton at home in the Premier League this weekend, Liverpool will do battle with Premier League holders Manchester City at home in another Premier League encounter billed for this weekend.