Manchester United appear to have avoided the ‘worst situation’. This is because striker Marcus Rashford’s condition looks better than feared amid a series of injuries among key players. Rashford rejoined England’s training with a big smile.
British media The Sun reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Rashford, who was concerned about his injury, is preparing to play in the final Euro 2024 qualifying round as he smiles and digests national team training.” The England national team, led by head coach Gareth Southgate, conducted team training at the Tottenham Hotspur Training Center ahead of the final Euro 2024 qualifying match against North Macedonia. It was a normal exercise, but a scene to watch was captured.
It is Rashford’s 100% training in good health. It’s good news for the England national team, but above all, it’s a good situation for Manchester United and Erik tenhach. Manchester United is already struggling with many injuries, as news of another key player’s injury continued during this A match.
First of all, Andre Onana, the main goalkeeper, is certain to be injured. Onana, who joined Cameroon’s national team and was playing in the preliminary round of the North-Central American World Cup, started in the first Group D qualifying round for the 2026 North-Central American World Cup against Mauritius on the 18th and complained of pain in the 36th minute of the second half. A thorough examination revealed an injury on the pubic bone. In the end, Onana left the Cameroon national team entirely due to a pelvic injury.
Onana’s injury is also fatal for his team Manchester United. Onana is a player that Ten Ha-ch ambitiously recruited in the transfer market last summer. David de Gea, who had previously defended the team’s goal for 12 years, was sent out, and manager Ten Haq took care of it. Onana, however, put manager Ten Ha-ch in an awkward situation by showing below-expectations. Still, he is the main goalkeeper of the team anyway. Manchester United will have a harder time if they suddenly fall out due to injury.
In addition, Rashford also experienced an injury concern. Rashford played for England against Malta in the Euro 2024 qualifying round. However, he hit Trent Alexander-Arnold hard during the game. In the end, Rashford, who complained of pain, was replaced by Cole Palmer in the 16th minute of the second half. He trudged out and continued to complain of pain, raising concerns about major injuries.
Fortunately, however, Rashford’s condition seems to have improved quickly. This is because he showed normal movements with a brighter expression than ever during team training. Southgate also said: “Rashford is fine. At the time of the Malta match, it was judged that Cole was in a situation to be deployed in consideration of the characteristics of the conflict. “When Rashford was replaced, there was no big problem,” he said. That’s what Manchester United coach Ten Ha-ch wants to hear the most. 사설토토