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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Marcus Rashford is unlikely to be back until after the next international break.
The England international decided to have an operation to resolve his longstanding shoulder injury at the end of July, ruling him out of the first couple of months of the season.
if he had known that he would only be playing a bit-part at the summer tournament.
He played with the injury for much of last season but Solskjaer is hoping he can return fairly soon after the 23-year-old was pictured in training.
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When asked how close Alex Telles and Rashford were to returning,: “Yeah it’s going well. They’ve worked really hard, both of them. Alex is a bit further on than Marcus. I don’t think we’ll see Marcus until after the international break but Alex has worked well and will be in the squad as well.”
Solskjaer – who is no stranger to last-minute winners – was asked whetherwill boost confidence, he replied: “We all thought Jesse’s goal would be the dramatic end and finale to that game but then we should have had a penalty and they get a penalty and David makes that save.
“That’s drama and how football should be, well for supporters not for us. It’s why we almost get heart-attacks and lose our hair! It was a great end to the game and when you come out with three points, it’s a better way to win a game than winning 5-0.
“It brings everyone together and you can see the delight in everyone’s faces after the game. You pat Jesse on the back, pat David on the back, and Cristiano scored again, of course.”
Man Utd face West Ham for the second time in just a few days on Wednesday night when they host David Moyes’ side at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup.
On how to get his team prepared for the Carabao Cup, Solskjaer added: “That’s easy. It’s another game, the next game and, of course, after the win on Sunday, everyone is looking forward to the next one. You do anyway, if you lose or you win but the spirit is good and it’s a new challenge.”
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