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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford delivers injury boost as ‘perfect’ Antony comment made

Marcus Rashford reported to Manchester United's Carrington training base on Tuesday morning, easing suggestions that he had picked up an injury.

The England international was not spotted in a collection of training ground images and video released by the club on Monday, sparking fears that he had suffered an injury ahead of their upcoming Europa League clash with Sheriff Tiraspol. United will resume their European campaign on Thursday evening after seeing Sunday's Premier League tussle with Crystal Palace postponed.

Rashford, who has scored three goals in his last four appearances for United, was also left out of the squad that was beaten 1-0 by Real Sociedad last Thursday night. United manager Erik ten Hag has not spoken to the media since that game, meaning he has not provided any kind update on the status of his squad, with clubs across the country performing media blackouts following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday afternoon.

Rashford has established himself as a key member within United's recent upturn in fortunes, grabbing two goals and an assist in last Sunday's 3-1 win over Arsenal. He has cemented himself, for now, as Ten Hag's first-choice striker ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was awarded a rare start in the defeat to Sociedad.

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Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has claimed that Antony's transfer to Manchester United was the “perfect next step” for the player.

It was an arduous series of negotiations that saw Antony finally make the move to United. A day before the transfer window closed on September 1, the club finally announced that an agreement had been reached.

United paid Ajax 95million (82.5million) up front, with 5million (4.3million) due in add-ons. Antony made his intention clear to sign for United and work with Erik ten Hag again as he refused to play for the Eredivisie side in the final days of the transfer window to try and force through a deal.

Schreuder had previously publicly criticised Antony's behaviour as the transfer reached its ultimate conclusion. The Ajax boss has now praised his former player after the 22-year-old made the move to United this summer.

Read what Schreuder had to say on Antony here.

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