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Man Utd Handed Marcus Rashford Boost Ahead of Crucial Chelsea Clash As Early Team News Emerges

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Man Utd Handed Marcus Rashford Boost Ahead of Crucial Chelsea Clash as Early Team News Emerges

Manchester United have been handed a major boost as they prepare to face Chelsea in a crucial Premier League encounter, with Marcus Rashford edging closer to a return to action.

Rashford’s absence in the recent 1-0 victory over Bournemouth due to illness left fans concerned, as manager Erik ten Hag confirmed the news shortly before the match.

However, the dynamic forward had previously recovered from a leg injury that had sidelined him during the 2-0 win against Wolves the week before.

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Addressing the situation, Ten Hag stated, “Rashy trained well the whole week, but today he reported that he is ill. We have to see how he recovers during the day and see tomorrow.”

In a positive development, recent training images from Carrington show Rashford fully engaged in sessions with the rest of the squad.

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This indicates that he is nearing full fitness and could potentially reclaim his spot in United’s starting lineup for the crucial clash against Chelsea, subject to approval from the club’s medical staff.

The upcoming match holds immense significance for Manchester United, as securing just one point against Chelsea would guarantee their qualification for the UEFA Champions League next season.

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This achievement would be an excellent addition to their Carabao Cup triumph earlier in the campaign. A successful qualification would also mark a highly productive first season for manager Erik ten Hag, and Rashford’s contributions have been integral to the team’s progress towards this objective.

With an impressive tally of 16 goals in 33 Premier League appearances, Rashford’s impact on the pitch cannot be understated.

His performances during the World Cup, where he scored three goals in five games, showcased his prowess as a prolific scorer. In fact, he finished as the tournament’s top scorer, outshining all other participants.

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As the season reaches its climax, Rashford has the opportunity to reach the coveted 30-goal milestone across all competitions.

With 29 strikes to his name currently, finding the back of the net in either of United’s final two fixtures would be a fitting accomplishment for the talented forward.

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