Rashford Provides Positive Update On Injury Situation

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says he has made a significant improvement in his bid to return to full fitness following a back injury.

Rashford Provides Positive Update On Injury Situation

Rashford has not played for the Red Devils since suffering a recurrence of an old injury in the FA Cup third round replay win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the middle of January.

The 22-year-old was ruled out of action until April and Manchester United signed former Nigeria international Odion Ighalo on a short term deal to cushion his absence.

Rashford’s road to recovery has been a smooth one and he says he is not too far away from returning to training.

"I feel much better," Rashford told Sky Sports News. "I have a scan in another couple of days and that should solidify it, but I feel much better compared to two or three weeks ago.

"I feel 10 times better now. For me, now it's just about getting ready to build back up to training and then playing games for the team.

"I'm in a much better place. I'm much happier than I was about a month ago, so things are looking positive."

With the Coronavirus pandemic still in full force, the UK has been placed in lockdown, and Rashford will have to wait for some time to return to the pitch.

"Everyone is just dealing with the circumstances as well as they can," he added.

"I've just been in my house doing my gym work and recovery, reading books, watching Netflix and just doing what I can do to make the time pass further.

"There's not really anything you can do that comes close to being in the changing room and being in the team, so I'm not trying to chase that high.

"I had to have time off anyway because of my injury, but I'm fortunate enough to have a bike in the gym downstairs. Not much in that sense has actually changed for me because I can still do my daily routine that I was doing."

Rashford is Manchester United’s top scorer this season with 19 goals in all competitions.