Marcus Rashford gives fitness update ahead of Manchester derby

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford insists he is fit to play in the Manchester derby this weekend.

The England international insists he’s looking forward to the game against Pep Guardiola’s side and is ready to play through pain for the club.

“I have to try to control things I can control,” Marcus Rashford told the official Man United website.

“I don’t really worry about the rest. I take it game by game. I know I’m healthy, I’m smiling and I’m ready to play the games.

“I don’t want to miss a game, especially the big, important games. If I feel like I can still help the team by scoring goals, working hard and making assists, there’s no reason why I can’t play with a bit of pain.”

When asked about overcoming the Champions League exit, the 23-year-old replied: “If everyone could pick a game after a loss, it’s the Manchester derby.

“It’s the biggest opportunity to redeem yourself, as an individual and as a team. We have to do it together. We win as a team and lose as a team. That’s what football is.”

The Red Devils crashed out of the Champions League despite being just one point away from qualifying to the Round of 16, but will aiming to return back to winning ways when we face Manchester City this weekend.