Big Man United team news update v Chelsea - ‘blow’ for Newcastle United & Liverpool

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Manchester United will leapfrog Newcastle United into third in the Premier League table if they beat Chelsea.

Manchester United are set to welcome back top scorer Marcus Rashford for tonight’s Premier League clash against Chelsea (kick-off 8pm).

The 25-year-old has missed the Red Devils’ last two games versus Wolves and Bournemouth, firstly because of a leg injury and secondly due to illness.

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However, Erik ten Hag expects to have Rashford, who has scored 29 goals this term, back available at Old Trafford this evening he resumed full training alongside his teammates.

“It looks like [he will be available], but yesterday he returns in training and he looks quite fit but we have to see today what the outcome is from the training - how did he recover and then we will make our choices,” said the Dutch boss.

He added: “Yesterday [Tuesday] he was on the pitch,” said the Dutch boss, “He trained well and we’ll see today how he recovered from it. So I think we are in a pretty good place.

“Of course we still have injuries, long-term ones, but we have a squad and we will deal with it.”

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After Monday’s goalless draw against Leicester City was enough to clinch Champions League qualification, Newcastle United now have the opportunity to finish third in the table and above Man United for the first time in Premier League history.

The Red Devils will move ahead of the Magpies if they beat Chelsea. A draw, however, will see Eddie Howe’s men, who travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, stay third on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are hoping Frank Lampard’s Blues can grab a surprise win at Old Trafford to take the Premier League top four to the final day.

Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s side need to beat already relegated Southampton on the final day and hope Man United lose both of their remaining fixtures versus Chelsea and Fulham to finish fourth on goal difference.

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