Marcus Rashford will have an operation to resolve his persistent shoulder injury in the coming days. It means he is set to miss the opening months of the new season.
The 23-year-old played through the pain barrier last season as well as a part in England’s Euro 2020 campaign.
With rumours over an operation doing the rounds for months, I think it’s only fair to ask why this wasn’t decided immediately after the European Championships?
Manchester United have now confirmed that Rashford will undergo an operation, which is expected to keep him out of action until October.
That probably means November by the time he is fully match fit.
United said in a statement (via ManUtd.com): “Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury.
“He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible.”
View this post on Instagram
It’s a blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the team that Rashford will miss the start of the season.
However, having Rashford back fully fit can only help the team, which I hope is in a good position to challenge for the Premier League title come December.
The Reds take on Leeds United in their first league match of the season — one of many fixtures Rashford will be gutted to miss.
Let us know how you feel about the timing of Rashford’s operation in the comments section below.
Read more: 2021/22 season preview – Manchester United