Marcus Rashford struck down with norovirus but hopes to face Liverpool
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 16, 2023 - 09:52PM
Marcus Rashford is expected to be fit for the trip to Anfield on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)

has been suffering with norovirus this week, but hopes to be fine to play for at Liverpool on Sunday.

The 26-year-old missed the crunch clash with in midweek, which United lost 1-0, as he was unwell.

has since reported that the England forward has been struggling with norovirus, otherwise known as the winter vomiting bug.

Anyone who has been struck down with norovirus will know that it is an extremely grim few days while the illness takes hold and it will have been an unpleasant week for Rashford.

He returned to training on Friday and manager Erik ten Hag said he expects him to be available for the visit to Liverpool, but that will depend on Rashford having no ill-effects from the training session.

The report states that Manchester United medical staff were certain that Rashford was not infectious before allowing him to return to training.

Ten Hag said at a press conference on Friday that Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial will miss the clash with Liverpool this weekend through injury, but he expects to have Rashford and Luke Shaw available.

‘Harry will not be available for the coming games, but we don’t think it’s long term,’ said the Dutchman.

Erik ten Hag returns to the scene of last season’s 7-0 thrashing this weekend (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Luke Shaw trained this morning, so we think he’s available for Sunday. Marcus Rashford will be back, Martial not.’

Maguire is dealing with a groin problem which he picked up in the defeat to Bayern Munich, being forced off in the first half for Jonny Evans at Old Trafford.

Lisandro Martinez remains sidelined so it could be Evans and Raphael Varane at centre-back against Liverpool, or Shaw could come into the heart of defence, with Diogo Dalot at left-back and Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right.

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