Erik ten Hag has been handed a boost ahead of the upcoming Manchester derby, with Manchester United ‘hopeful’ of having Marcus Rashford fit for the Premier League clash.
United will play their first Premier League game in almost a month when they travel across Manchester to face Pep Guardiola’s City on October 2.
The Red Devils secured their fourth successive league win at the start of September, beating Premier League leaders Arsenal 3-1 at Old Trafford.
But United’s momentum has stalled since then, with their subsequent fixtures against Crystal Palace and Leeds United postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Manchester United lost their opening Europa League match of the season against Real Sociedad but bounced back last week with a 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol.
England forward Rashford missed both games after picking up a muscular injury in United’s victory over Arsenal. Last week the 24-year-old was left out of England’s final squad before the Qatar World Cup.
But ESPN say United’s medical team do not believe Rashford’s injury is serious and are confident he will be available for the Manchester derby following the international break.
Rashford had impressed before his injury setback, scoring three goals in six games.
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