MARCUS RASHFORD could resume full contact training NEXT WEEK after making a rapid recovery from shoulder surgery.
The Manchester United star, 23, has not played since England's defeat in the Euro 2020 final but is ahead of schedule on the comeback trail.
Shortly after the Wembley showdown, he underwent surgery on a shoulder injury that had forced him to take pain-killing injections to get through the summer tournament.
He started non-contact training at Carrington again earlier this month.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he was set to return to action at the end of October.
But Rashford took to Twitter on Monday to update supporters on his progress.
He wrote: "Happy Monday. I see the doctor on Friday for a consultation.
"All being well, I will get the green light to join in with contact training again."
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BBC reporter Simon Stone also tweeted: "Obviously no chance of Rashford being involved in the Everton game or England matches.
"But potentially could play a closed doors game during international break and might not be far away when PL starts up again in middle of next month.
"Is ahead of schedule."
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Earlier this month, Solskjaer said: "It’s going well.
"I don’t think we’ll see Marcus until after the international break."
United welcome Villarreal to Old Trafford in the Champions League on Wednesday before the Toffees visit on Saturday.
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