Marcus Rashford update: What physical ailment is Manchester United star suffering from?

For a striker who registered most of Manchester United’s goals and in fact, the most of his own career in a single year last season, Marcus Rashford has only been a shadow of himself. He has scored only twice so far this season, failing to show up when United need him most. However, Erik Ten Hag continues to back him to return to his 100%.

Contributing to his terrible form is his illness-induced unfitness. Manchester United could have used his abilities against Bayern Munich during game week 6 but it appears his winter illness got the better of him, and now Man United can only hope for his availability against Liverpool on Sunday, though Ten Hag has assured it.

What medical condition is Marcus Rashford suffering from?

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has not been consistent in their starting lineup recently, and this is not due to his unstable form, he has just been sick. With what head coach Erik ten Hag described as an ‘illness’, the England international was unavailable for Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.

Sportsknot understands that the major reason for Marcus Rashford’s unavailability is that he was struck down with the Norovirus otherwise called the winter vomiting bug.

Marcus Rashford
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Back in training on Friday, Rashford is anticipated to take part again today, provided he didn’t experience any adverse effects overnight.

However, more concerning than Marcus Rashford’s medical condition is his below-par performances so far this season. He is an excellent player who has proved his worth in several seasons, but he has remained a shadow of himself so far in the current season.

Will Rashford play against Liverpool?

Despite Marcus Rashford’s battle with a stomach bug to secure a spot in Manchester United’s squad for the Sunday derby against Liverpool, Erik ten Hag has affirmed his inclusion in the game. However, close monitoring is still necessary to ensure he is in a satisfactory condition for the match.

Marcus Rashford
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The pivotal moment for Rashford’s clearance to play at Anfield hinges on United’s training session on Saturday, where medical staff will make the final assessment. On a separate note, Harry Maguire has been ruled out following his early exit during the recent loss to Bayern Munich earlier this week.

On a positive note, Victor Lindelof is poised to make a return to the lineup after rejoining training, having been absent for the losses against Bournemouth and Bayern. Jonny Evans stands as another viable option to partner with Raphael Varane. The competition for the starting right-back position will once again involve Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.


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