England forward Marcus Rashford says he was prepared to speed up recovery from injury to play at the European Championship this summer before the tournament was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said in February that Rashford may not be fit for the Euros due to a stress fracture in his back.
Former England skipper Wayne Rooney, who speed up recovery from injury to play at the 2006 World Cup, has advised Rashford not to go to a major tournament unless 100% fit but the 22-year-old said it would be difficult to miss out.
“I was probably going to go back (to training) mid or end of April,” Rashford told the club’s UTD podcast.
“That would have been a push because I didn’t want to miss the summer, so I doubt I would have been 100% fit going into that tournament. Since then a lot has happened (but) for my body it’s been good to give it its full duration to rest.