Marcus Rashford trains with Manchester United's UNDER-18s squad

Down with the kids! Marcus Rashford trains with Man United’s UNDER-18s during the international break after pulling out of the England squad to try regain peak fitness after shoulder injury

  • Most of Manchester United’s non-international players have taken time off 
  • But Marcus Rashford has been working with youth-team players at Carrington 
  • Rashford wants to get up to speed after withdrawing from the England squad 
  • He received his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle on Tuesday 

Marcus Rashford has been training with Manchester United’s Under-18 squad to regain peak fitness during the international break.

While most of United’s non-international players have been given time off by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is spending some time in Norway with his family, Rashford has been working with the youth-team players at Carrington.

The 24-year-old withdrew from the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino because he has not played 90 minutes for United since undergoing surgery on his left shoulder in August, and also had a bout of flu after returning from the Champions League game against Atalanta last week.

Marcus Rashford has been training with Manchester United’s Under-18 squad this week 

Rashford is determined to get back up to speed and be available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 

Rashford is determined to get back up to speed as quickly as possible, having put himself through triple training sessions after the surgery so he could make his comeback ahead of schedule in mid-October.

He has since scored three goals in six games – including three appearances as a substitute – and hopes the extra work during the international break will pay off as United face a heavy schedule of 11 games before the end of the year.

Solskjaer will need as many fit players as possible after Paul Pogba was ruled out for up to six weeks and Raphael Varane for another month, while Edinson Cavani has revealed that he is struggling with a tendon problem that has been hampering him since pre-season.

Cavani’s absence, in particular, would place even greater importance on Rashford staying fit to help Cristiano Ronaldo lead the attack.

Having received his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, Rashford is spending the rest of the week in training to prepare for the visit to Watford a week on Saturday.

Luke Shaw (left) has also been seen at Carrington after he withdrew from the England squad

It’s understood that Luke Shaw and Mason Greenwood have also been seen at Carrington over the last couple of days.

Shaw was forced to pull out of Friday’s qualifier against Albania at Wembley because he is following concussion protocols after taking a blow to the head in the Manchester derby.

Greenwood asked Gareth Southgate not to be considered for international duty, but he was at the training ground on Wednesday.




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