Marcus Rashford has insisted that he has “no worries” about injuries and a potential burnout for Manchester United ahead of a busy end to the season.
The 2020/21 season has been unlike most in that games are being crammed into a seven-month spell between September and May as a result of Covid-19.
This campaign has been especially hectic for Rashford, who has already featured 44 times in all competitions.
Rashford has played a part in all 29 of Manchester United’s Premier League games so far this season. He has started 27 of these games and he came off the bench in the other two.
The Englishman has been one of United’s best players this term. He has totted up 18 goals and 12 assists in all competitions.
The forward looks set to play a big part for United domestically and in Europe before the end of the season. He will also be a key player for Gareth Southgate at this summer’s European Championships.
In a recent interview cited by The Mirror, Rashford said that he wants to play as much as he can:
“I just focus on the next game at hand and that’s how I deal with it.
“What’s needed after we’ll deal with that after, but my main focus is just to be available for the games.
“I know my body and I know what I can do physically and that’s it. I take one game at a time and it’s the life of footballer.
“We can rest when we retire and for now I want to play as much as I can. I recover from games quite well and from injuries, I have no doubts, so I have no worries.”
Rashford was speaking ahead of Man United’s Europe League second leg against AC Milan. He also suggested that they are focused on winning the competition:
“That’s the aim when we unfortunately got kicked out of the Champions League, the focus was to win the Europa League.
“Anything less than that and I know the team, manager, staff aren’t going to be happy with that. We’re going to do our best to win this competition.”