Manchester United frontman Marcus Rashford says that surgery on his persistent shoulder issue was a success.
Rashford initially tore a muscle in his shoulder back in November 2020. However, he played on until the end of Manchester United’s last campaign before being called up for England’s Euro 2020 squad.
The 23-year-old took in a much-needed break after the Three Lions’ final defeat to Italy. Reporting to Old Trafford for the pre-season, he sat down with club officials to discuss how best to tackle his ongoing problem.
United to wait on Rashford return
The Englishman confirmed that the procedure took place on August 6 in a Twitter post that features an image of his left arm in a sling and shoulder in a bandage.
Manchester United have not yet offered a specific return date for Rashford. He is not expected to return to action until October, meaning he will miss the start of the 2021-22 campaign.
The England international could sit out for at least 12 weeks. He is set to miss their opening game. It is also likely he will be unavailable when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side get their Champions League campaign under way.
United kick off their Premier League season at home to Leeds on Saturday. Meanwhile, England will be playing five World Cup qualifiers during the time Rashford could be out for.
Rashford has registered 271 appearances across all competitions for United. He initially made his debut for the club as an 18-year-old in 2016.
The gifted attacker has netted 88 goals so far, while setting up another 56 for his colleagues. During his stay, he has also bagged the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League winners’ medals.
United said: “It remains to be seen when Marcus will return to action and we wish him well in his recovery.“