Rashford scores for Man Utd on injury return in behind closed doors friendly

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford looks set for a return to the first team having scored twice in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Blackburn Rovers.

The 23-year-old has missed all of Man Utd's matches so far this season after undergoing keyhole surgery in the summer after his international commitments with England had finalised.

Rashford sustained a muscle tear in his left shoulder in November of last season but carried on playing through the pain barrier as the Red Devils managed to secure Champions League football with a second-place finish.

But with the shoulder injury still persisting, the forward opted for surgery knowing he would miss at least the first two months of the new Premier League season.

Now Athletic journalist Laurie Whitwell reports that the England striker netted two goals in his first game back after injury:

"Told Marcus Rashford scored twice in a closed-doors friendly against Blackburn Rovers today," stated Whitwell on Twitter.

"3-0 win for Man United but more importantly Rashford returning to some match action after three months out. Good timing for a tough run ahead."

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Due to the gruelling nature of United's next six fixtures, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might need to call on Rashford sooner than expected.

The Red Devils travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City on October 16 before facing Atlanta in the Champions League and arch-rivals Liverpool the following Sunday.

United then face a trip to Tottenham at the end of the month ahead of the reverse fixture against Atalanta and, another derby, this time against champions Manchester City before the November international break.

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