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Marcus Rashford ready to return for Man Utd’s showdown against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham after back fracture

MARCUS RASHFORD believes he will be ready to face old boss Jose Mourinho on the first day of Project Restart.

The Manchester United forward has been sidelined since he suffered a stress fracture of his back in mid-January.

However he was one of the first players to return to Carrington after it re-opened following the Coronavirus shutdown.

And the signs are that his hard work has paid off – as he has told friends will be fit for the first game.

That is scheduled to be away to Tottenham – where his old boss Mourinho is currently in charge.

Fellow forward Odion Ighalo said earlier this week that United’s squad – including Rashford are all training again.

Contact training has now resumed at Carrington after several days of working in small groups.

Ighalo said: “Everybody is looking good. Running, working hard and playing football.

“Little two-a-sides and doing some ball work. Everyone is getting better and better.

“Everyone is back, even Paul (Pogba) is back training normally and Rashy is back training as normal.

“Everyone is training normally and training full and all that, so the squad is full and everyone is ready, I think.

“I can't wait for the league to start again.”

Rashford revealed in the spring how he endured a tough period under the Special One at Old Trafford but believes it has stood him in good stead.

He said: "It was tough but I think when you look back on it in five or six years, they're the moments that give you that mental toughness.

"We had ups and downs. When I look back at it, it was a tough period but definitely a period that made me a better player."

"As an all-round player I've improved a lot and a lot of it is down to those two years under Jose."

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