England attacker Marcus Rashfordwill definitely have ‘return to form’ on his agenda when he takes to the field in the colours of Manchester United this weekend. Marcus Rashford is expected to be in the Manchester United squad for the away game against rivals Leeds United on Sunday. The Manchester United Academy graduate would be hoping to return to scoring form against the Whites at Elland Road at the start of next week.


Marcus Rashford has been very prolific as a Manchester United substitute this season on the back of his return from a shoulder surgery in October, but he has been the opposite as a starter. The attacker has scored four goals in the Premier League as a substitute this season, which is a record amongst all the players. In stark contrast, he has yet to score any goal as a Premier League starter this season.

Rashford was on a two-match scoring run as a Premier League substitute before it was halted when he came off the bench during the 2-0 home win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday. He came on for Anthony Elanga in the last eleven (11) minutes, but he was unable to take his scoring run to three successive games as a substitute. His failure to hit the back of the net against the Seagulls meant that he was unable to match the record set by LA Galaxy striker Javier Hernandez when he was a Manchester United player in 2012. Hernandez scored in three straight Premier League games as a substitute for the Red Devils.

Rashford didn’t score against Brighton earlier in the week and that took his goal drought to four games in all competitions. He has not scored for the Red Devils since his winning goal against fellow top-four chasers West Ham United in January.