Erik ten Hag is confident Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be available for Sunday’s Premier League trip to top-four rivals Newcastle, live on Sky Sports.

Rashford missed England’s recent Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine after withdrawing from Gareth Southgate’s squad due to an unspecified knock sustained in United’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Fulham on March 19.

On Monday, United confirmed the 25-year-old had taken part in a “small session” at their training ground, away from the main group of players, and he is now set to feature against the Magpies on Super Sunday.

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United manager Ten Hag said: “I’ve good hope. He had to do some treatment and individual training, but on Friday he joined in with the group. We have one more day to go and there’s good hope he’s available. I think so.”

Rashford drew criticism from some after being pictured in New York during the international break, but Ten Hag defended the forward’s decision and says he deserved to have a “breather” following a gruelling run of fixtures.

“I think it’s positive,” the Dutchman said. “Manchester United players are playing the most games across Europe. They need times when they can have a breather and collect energy.

“For me, it’s a positive that he took the time to have a breather from football. I’ve seen him this week and he’s shown a lot of energy.”

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Man Utd’s remaining fixtures

April 2: Newcastle (A) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports

April 5: Brentford (H) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm

April 8: Everton (H) – Premier League, kick-off 12.20pm

April 13: Sevilla (H) – Europa League, kick-off 8pm

April 16: Nottingham Forest (A) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports

April 20: Sevilla (A) – Europa League, kick-off 8pm

April 22: Brighton (N) – FA Cup semi-final, kick-off 3pm

April 27: Tottenham (A) – Premier League, kick-off 8:15pm

April 30: Aston Villa (H) – Premier League, kick-off 2pm

May 4: Brighton (A) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm, live on Sky Sports

May 7: West Ham (A) – Premier League, kick-off 7pm

May 13: Wolves (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 20: Bournemouth (A) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 28: Fulham (H) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm

TBA: Chelsea (H) – Premier League