With 46 appearances for his membership and his nation in lower than six months, Manchester United ahead Marcus Rashford is pushing his physique to the restrict in a condensed soccer season like no different.
He’d have it no different means.
“It’s the life of a footballer… we can rest when we retire,” Rashford stated Wednesday, a day earlier than look No. 47 when United performs AC Milan within the highest-profile match within the Europa League’s final 16.
“For now, I’m happy playing as many games as I can.”
There’s an opportunity, if United goes deep within the Europa League and the FA Cup, of an extra 18 matches for his membership this season. Throw in England’s three World Cup qualifiers this month in addition to the European Championship beginning in June, and no marvel there are fears of burnout when it involves Rashford and United’s different stars like Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire.
Rashford is reportedly delaying surgical procedure on a nagging shoulder damage till after Euro 2020 and stated he was completely happy to play by means of the ache barrier.
“I just focus on the next game at hand, that’s just the way I deal with it,” he stated. “What’s needed after, we’ll deal with after. My main focus is just being available for the games as much as I can.”
“I know my body and I know what I can do physically.”
Indeed, his precedence is profitable trophies with United, which hasn’t occurred for almost 4 years now since capturing the Europa League beneath Jose Mourinho in 2017.
United’s possibilities of silverware this season rest on the Europa League — the workforce is tied 1-1 with Milan heading into the second leg in Italy on Thursday — and the FA Cup, the place Leicester lies in wait within the quarterfinals on Sunday.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the semifinals have been the ceiling for United in cup competitions and Rashford stated it’s time to place that proper.
“We unfortunately got kicked out of the Champions League and our focus was to win the Europa League,” he stated, “and we are not going to be happy with anything less than that.”
“That is the atmosphere and culture at this club,” he added.
Solskjaer sees being second within the Premier League, 14 factors behind champion-elect Manchester City, as an indication of progress by United given his workforce completed in third place final season, 33 factors behind first-place Liverpool. He identified United has 12 extra factors within the league in comparison with this stage final season.
“Sometimes a trophy can hide the other facts that are happening in the club,” he stated.
“It’s in the league you see if you are progressing, really. Sometimes in the cup competitions, you might be lucky, you might be unlucky.”
“Any cup competition can give you a trophy, but sometimes it is more of an ego thing for managers and clubs.”