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Marcus Rashford makes statement in behind-closed-doors Man Utd friendly against Blackburn

After recovering from shoulder surgery on Wednesday, Marcus Rashford made an immediate impression in his first game.

Marcus Rashford made an impression in his first game back from shoulder surgery, which he had on Wednesday. Manchester United hosted Blackburn Rovers in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Old Trafford, and the 23-year-old scored a brace against the Championship side.

Rashford scored twice on his comeback from injury, according to Laurie Whitwell, adding to the excitement for his first competitive appearance of the season.

This season, United is taking advantage of the international breaks to improve the squad's match readiness.

The Red Devils hosted Stoke City at Old Trafford last month, but a second-string team fell 4-3.

On Wednesday, Blackburn made the trek across Lancashire, and Rashford started and scored in a convincing 3-0 victory.

Rashford hasn't played for United since a poor performance in the Europa League final loss in May.

Despite shoulder and foot problems throughout last season, the clever attacker was a notable component of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.

In 46 games last season, he scored 21 goals and added 13 assists, leaving many to wonder what kind of stats he could put up if fully fit.

Rashford has resumed full training and, given that he has played some minutes, he should be available for selection when the international break ends next week.

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