Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial could return for the derby clash against Manchester City, according to reliable journalist Samuel Luckhurst.
The Lowdown: Huge game v Man City
The Premier League returns this weekend and Erik ten Hag’s side have the biggest test possible as they head to the Etihad Stadium to face their local rivals and reigning champions on Sunday afternoon.
Pep Guardiola’s men are again the team to beat this season and United will know they will need to be at their very best to get a positive result against their rivals, who won 4-1 in this fixture last term.
There have been fitness doubts over both Rashford and Martial ahead of the match, but a positive update has now emerged.
The Latest: United duo could feature
Taking to Twitter, Luckhurst shared comments from Ten Hag that the United pair could be in contention to feature prominently on Sunday.
The Manchester Evening News journalist tweeted:
“Ten Hag says Rashford and Martial could be back for #mufc.”
The Verdict: They can hurt City again
This is an undoubted boost for United, particularly when it comes to Rashford, with the Englishman finding his groove again this season and scoring three times in six league outings.
His pace on the counterattack is something that Ten Hag will surely want to use in a forward line which could also include Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes.
Having come off the bench to grab the assist for Rashford’s goal against Liverpool in August, Martial could be a good impact substitute.
Also, the fact that both he and the England international have caused City problems in the past could act as a mental advantage for United, who come into the game having won their last four in the Premier League.
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