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Solskjaer on Rashford, Maguire, Lindelof and Bailly partnership and other updates ahead of Leicester clash

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on October 02, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford could make his first appearance of the season for Manchester United on Saturday at Leicester.

Rashford, who had surgery in August to repair his damaged shoulder, will be included in United’s squad, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.

Solskjaer said: “He’s in the squad, yes. If he’s going to start or not, I can’t tell you now because it wouldn’t be right.

“But he’s worked really hard throughout the whole lay-off and he’s been bright this week.

“He had a 60-minute involvement behind closed doors last week, so he’s fit and raring to go.”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on October 13, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Tom Purslow)

Solskjaer also confirmed Harry Maguire has returned to training after being sidelined since last month with a calf injury.

Maguire last played three weeks ago against Aston Villa, when he suffered a calf strain, and the United captain missed the win over Villarreal and draw with Everton and although Raphael Varane is out with a groin injury, Solskjaer hinted the England defender may not be risked.

Fred and Edinson Cavani are both unavailable after they both started in Brazil’s 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Uruguay in Manaus on Thursday night.

Victor Lindelof is set to continue at centre-back and Eric Bailly could make his first Premier League appearance since May if Maguire is unable to start.

“But, then again, Victor and Eric played in the internationals and got good game-time, that’s good for us.

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