June 14, 2018 / 5:44 PM / in 4 months

Rashford to return to training ahead of World Cup opener

(Reuters) - England forward Marcus Rashford has recovered from a slight knee injury and should return to full training with the team on Friday ahead of their World Cup opener against Tunisia on June 18.

Soccer Football - World Cup - England Arrival - Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 12, 2018 England's Marcus Rashford during their arrival REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

The 20-year-old, who scored 13 goals for Manchester United in all competitions last season, impressed in the warm-up matches for Gareth Southgate’s side but missed the team’s training sessions earlier this week after picking up a knock.

“Marcus Rashford took part in light training this afternoon and will hopefully rejoin the group tomorrow,” England said on their official Twitter account along with a video of Rashford in action.

Rashford will be hoping to secure a spot in the starting lineup against Tunisia after his eye-catching performance in England’s final pre-World Cup match against Costa Rica, where he scored a stunning strike to open the scoring in a 2-0 victory last week.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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