Marcus Rashford has revealed that he feels ’10 times better’ than he did just a few weeks ago as the Manchester United forward continues his recovery from a serious back injury.
The England international hasn’t featured since being forced to withdraw from Manchester United‘s FA Cup replay win over Wolves back in January, scans revealing he had suffered a double stress fracture after what had been a career-best season for the club.
The 22-year-old had scored 19 goals and provided a further five assists in 31 appearances, though the injury looked like keeping the forward out for the vast majority of the campaign.
However, the United academy graduate has said ‘things are looking positive’ as he continues his recovery and recuperation.
“I feel much better,” he told Sky Sports News.
“I have a scan in another couple of days so it’ll solidify it then but I feel, comparing it to two or three weeks ago, 10 times better and for me now it’s just about getting ready to build it back up to training and playing games with the team.
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“I’m in a much better place, I’m much happier than I was about a month ago so things are looking positive.”
Rashford, like all other footballers, is currently training from home due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and while he is keen to get back involved following football’s eventual resumption, he admitted that he isn’t ‘trying to chase that high’ of being back in the dressing room and playing games.
“Everyone is just dealing with the circumstances as well as they can,” he said.
“I’ve just been in my house, doing my gym and recovery work, reading books, watching Netflix, just whatever you can do to make the time pass really.
“There’s not really anything that comes close to that feeling of being in the changing room and in the team in my opinion.
“So to be honest 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 so not much in that sense has actually changed for me because I can still do my daily routine that I was doing.”