Erik ten Hag confirms double Manchester United injury boost ahead of Newcastle United trip

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Manchester United are set to have all of their strikers available for the clash against Newcastle United on Sunday.

Manchester United have been handed a double injury boost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United (kick-off 4:30pm).

Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag expects to have attacking duo Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial available for the visit to St James’ Park.

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Rashford, Man United’s top scorer with 27 goals this campaign, was forced to withdraw from the England squad after picking up a toe injury in his side’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final win over Fulham.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United receives medical treatment during the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on March 19, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Marcus Rashford of Manchester United receives medical treatment during the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on March 19, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford of Manchester United receives medical treatment during the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on March 19, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old only took part in some light training at the beginning of the week but has recovered well as the days tick towards this weekend’s clash.

On Rashford, the ten Hag said: “I’ve good hope, he trained but he had to dos some treatment, he had to do some individual training, today he joined in with the group.

“We have one more day. I have a good hope he will be available.”

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Meanwhile, Martial is also in line for return to the matchday squad for the first time since January.

Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images) | Manchester United via Getty Imag

The Frenchman has missed 32 of United’s 46 games this season due to numerous injuries and has not featured since the Red Devils’ win over rivals Manchester City.

Ten Hag added: “He’s training. For two weeks. I think he can be in the squad for Sunday.”

Newcastle can leapfrog their visitors into third in the Premier League table with three points on Tyneside. The meeting between the two clubs comes just over a month after Man United lifted the Carabao Cup at Wembley.

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The early season encounter at Old Trafford ended 0-0, while last year’s clash at St James’ Park ended in a 1-1 draw. Allan Saint-Maximin opened the scoring before Edinson Cavani equalised.

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