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Marcus Rashford admits he wanted to rush back for Euro 2020

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has admitted that he wanted to rush back to action from his back problem in order to represent the national side at Euro 2020. The England international sustained the injury at the beginning of the year and it was confirmed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he may not return to the playing field until May at the least.

Speaking to the United Podcast, Rashford has now revealed that he would have definitely made the push for an early comeback such that he could feature for the Three Lions at the summer tournament, he told: “I was probably going to go back (to training) mid or end of April. That would have been a push because I didn’t want to miss the summer, so I doubt I would have been 100% fit going into that tournament. Since then a lot has happened (but) for my body it’s been good to give it its full duration to rest. I pay attention (to what Rooney says) but at the same time it’s tough to say no to something where you could give it a good go. You want to try to play every game you can.”

Football across Europe (barring Belarus) has been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic and that has helped Rashford’s cause because he has been afforded with additional time to recover. He is expected to play a key role for the Red Devils when the season recommences in the coming months and no longer needs to worry about the European Championship which has been postponed to next year.

The United graduate has enjoyed his best returns during the current season with 19 goals across all competitions. He has the chance to potentially achieve the 30-goal mark before the campaign concludes. No player since Robin van Persie between 2012 and 2013, has netted 30 goals during a single campaign for the Red Devils.