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Man Utd fit Marcus Rashford with special GIRDLE in bid to avoid surgery on back fracture

MARCUS RASHFORD is wearing a GIRDLE in a bid to return this season.

The support has been helping the crocked Manchester United striker stay mobile.

Rashford is likely to be out until April at the earliest with a double stress fracture of the back.

United hope the problem can be sorted with rest and will not need surgery.

And the new back support — which has been described as a medical stocking or girdle — has worked well so far and allowed him to travel to Miami for last Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Recent checks on the England ace have been positive and in the next couple of weeks he will step up his mobility and stretching work.

Rashford, 22, suffered his latest setback during the FA Cup third-round replay against Wolves on January 15.

The double stress fracture was confirmed a few days later and the feeling was he will be out for two to three months.

Rashford has told pals he hopes to be ready for the final month of the season at United, which would free him up to play for England at Euro 2020.

United’s medics are determined to be patient and are not putting him under any pressure to return ahead of schedule.

He is expected to stay at Carrington when the squad travel to Marbella for a warm-weather training camp next week.

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