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Marcus Rashford starts after fearing his season would be cut short due to a back injury

‘I feel blessed to be healthy again’: Marcus Rashford opens after fearing his season would be cut short due to back injuries as he admits it was ‘worse’ than previous blows … before raving about Manchester United- teammate Mason Greenwood

  • Marcus Rashford feared his season would be over after suffering a back injury
  • Rashford said the back problem was “worse” than previous blows he had
  • The striker was also delighted with Mason Greenwood, the Manchester United attacker

Marcus Rashford makes the most of a new life after fearing that his season would be cut short due to injuries.

The striker from Manchester United and England was sidelined in January when a persistent back problem was diagnosed as a double break.

But due to the football shutdown, Rashford recovered in time for a restart and scored his 20th goal of the season from the penalty spot in United’s 5-2 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford gets the most out of this season after he feared an injury ended

Marcus Rashford gets the most out of this season after he feared an injury ended

He was sidelined when a double fracture was diagnosed with a persistent back problem

He was sidelined when a double fracture was diagnosed with a persistent back problem

He was sidelined when a double fracture was diagnosed with a persistent back problem

“I want to say how blessed I feel to be healthy again,” said Rashford, who used his spare time successfully by campaigning for underprivileged school children who are fed during the closure.

“I’ve had an injury before, but this time it was a lot worse than the injuries I’ve had before. It was absolutely difficult to hear news.

“It’s a nice feeling to score goals, but you know you only do one game at a time for the striker. Whether or not you score, the next game is always about scoring. I will continue to do that, as I have actually done all season. ‘

Rashford’s performance was overshadowed by Mason Greenwood, who scored two excellent goals against Bournemouth. He paid tribute to the teen who now has 15 goals for the season.

“He’s a fantastic player,” added Rashford. “I watched him before he got to the first team. It was never a question of playing with us, it was just when. When can we get him involved? Ole did a great job with him.

Rashford praised Mason Greenwood as a 'fantastic player' after his brace against Bournemouth

Rashford praised Mason Greenwood as a 'fantastic player' after his brace against Bournemouth

Rashford praised Mason Greenwood as a ‘fantastic player’ after his brace against Bournemouth

First of all, he placed him in the squad and brought him up against PSG (last season in the Champions League). That it is huge for a player as a first step and it shows that the manager had confidence in him. You have no reason not to trust a player like Mason.

“I’m just telling him to keep doing what he’s doing because what he’s doing is scoring goals so he doesn’t have to do anything else. You know, forget everything people do outside, whether it’s praise or negativity.

“He’s done really well all season. He has worked hard for the team and does the dirty work, you know the unseen work. He does it so that he deserves all the credit he gets. ‘

United’s victory saw them score five goals in a Premier League game at Old Trafford for the first time since 2011.

Martial also reached 20 for the season with a stunning finish, meaning United’s front three have scored 55 goals between them – more than the Liverpool attack from Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

United scored five goals in a Premier League game at Old Trafford for the first time since 2011

United scored five goals in a Premier League game at Old Trafford for the first time since 2011

United scored five goals in a Premier League game at Old Trafford for the first time since 2011

“It’s absolutely exciting,” added Rashford. “I like to play with those two players. All three of us scored against Bournemouth and that’s the kind of momentum we want to continue.

“There is currently a huge flow of positivity and momentum. We want to keep that going for us.

“I can easily see progress because I train with the boys every day. I see us getting better every day. It is sometimes the only time for fans to see it on match day.

“On some match days they don’t go the way you want. It may seem like there is no progress, but 100 percent have been making progress since the beginning of the season.

“The manager helped us a lot. He is with us during difficult times and we have listened and tried to accept what he says and what he wants us to deliver on the field.

“Where we are now is getting closer to what we imagine, but there is much more work to be done to be challenging for the Premier League again.”

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