Marcus Rashford detailed chat with Paul Pogba about Manchester United’s injury return

Marcus Rashford is delighted to be back and playing football again and has thanked Manchester United fans for all their support in 2021.

It has been some challenging months for Rashford in the wake of his penalty shootout in England’s European Championship 2020 final defeat to Italy as he put the knife under the knife to solve a shoulder problem that ruled him out of the game at the start of the season.

While the striker had an immediate impact on his return in October, scoring three goals in four games, he has not found the back of the net since his and United’s form declined.

Now Rashford is aiming to get back to his best in 2022 and hopes to play as much as possible after spending much of the past year on the sidelines.

“I just grumble about being back with the squad. It’s the first thing you miss when you’re out for a long time, it’s being with your teammates and training every day and stuff like that,” he told United’s internal media. .

“When you can see them at the weekend, it’s exciting because you get to see them put into action what they’ve been working on all week.

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“And if we get the win, it makes you even happier because you can not be there with them, but it just makes you happy when you win the matches.

“Then you start building your recovery, you get closer and closer and you just can not wait to be back out there. I’m just looking forward to playing a lot of matches for the club again.”

Fellow player Paul Pogba has also been on the injury list recently after injuring his calf while training with France during the international break in November. And Rashford revealed that he has recently spoken to the midfielder about recovering from setbacks.

“I’ve just talked to Paul about this before,” he explained. “Now I just feel so free and I’m just looking forward to the fights because it’s been a long time since I’ve been completely free of injuries and things like that.

“I’m just ready for the fights.”

United end their 2021 on Thursday against Burnley and will try to return to win after Monday’s disappointing 1-1 draw against Newcastle.

Rashford also took the time to thank United loyalists for their unwavering support through 2021, even when things have been difficult for the club.

He said: “It has been a difficult year for the fans, as it has been for everyone. But when the fans returned, the excitement and buzz of football just returned to the level it always was at.

“For me, I would say you should not underestimate how important the fans are to the players. When you run on the pitch in the 70th, 80th minute and you are completely drained, they are the ones who keep you going.

“It probably explains why Man United score so many late goals. We try to use the energy of the fans and try to put it into the team.

“So I just want to say thank you to them for their support.”

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