Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford hopes to be cleared to resume light contact training as he steps up his recovery from shoulder surgery.
The England international has not played for the Red Devils this season after undergoing an operation on a long-standing shoulder issue in July.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that he does not expect Rashford to be back in contention until after the international break next month.
Rashford provided an update with a Twitter post on Monday.
He posted: “Happy Monday. I see the doctor on Friday for a consultation. All being well, I will get the green to join in with contact training again.”
Rashford then added: “*light* I suppose I was so happy to tell everybody I missed a word.”
United suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday, Bruno Fernandes blazing a late penalty over the crossbar in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s side face Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday before a home clash with Everton next weekend, then travel to Leicester City on October 16 following the international break.