Marcus Rashford: Manchester United striker to undergo shoulder surgery and could miss first two months of season | Football news

Marcus Rashford faces around 12 weeks away, after the Manchester United and England striker undergoes shoulder surgery later this month, according to the PA news agency.

The 23-year-old made five replacement appearances for the Three Lions in their run to the Euro 2020 final, where he hit the post on the spot in Sunday’s penalty shootout loss to Italy.

Rashford, who has received a wave of support following some sickening abuse, is now set to go under the knife to settle a long-standing shoulder complaint.

Pennsylvania understands the striker wanted the operation to be done right after the Euro, but it won’t be until later in July due to the availability of the required surgeon.

Marcus Rashford is one of many footballers to have been racially abused on social media in recent weeks (AP)
Rashford scored 21 goals in all competitions last season for United

Rashford could return to training within five weeks of the operation, but it will take him around 12 weeks before resuming action, ruling him out in October.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side start their Premier League season at home against Leeds on August 14, while England have five World Cup qualifiers in the period Rashford could be out.

The United academy graduate admitted last month that the shoulder complaint was among the physical issues he said hampered his form in the second half of the 2020/21 campaign.

“Obviously I’m not giving my best and I know I can do it,” Rashford said three weeks ago.

“Either way, it doesn’t really matter because it’s been going on since the start of the season. I’ve managed to get through the season with United.


Time-lapse footage shows the transformation of the Rashford mural before it was vandalized, to its repair and redecoration by supporters

“I think I had 36 goals so I can’t go back over the year and say ‘mmm, I should have taken the time to do this and do that.’ It’s just not my way. to see things. want to be available for every game. “

When asked if there was a physical reason, he replied on duty in England: “I don’t think it’s a secret, to be honest with you.

“I think it’s pretty well known and getting to where I am now was a huge goal for me at the start of the season.

“So like I said, I’m happy, I’m mentally and physically prepared for the games.”

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