Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is set to undergo shoulder surgery and could face up to 12 weeks out. This would mean that he would miss the start of the new Premier League season for the Red Devils. Rashford made five appearances for England at Euro 2020. He was one of the trios that missed for England from the penalty spot during the penalty shootout in the final. Rashford was the subject to online racial abuse in wake of his penalty miss in the final.
The winger will go under the knife to rectify his shoulder which has been a problem for some time now. It is understood that he wanted to undergo the surgery immediately after the Euros but could not do so as the preferred surgeon was not available. He is said to undergo the surgery later this month. The surgery would rule him out until October.
“Obviously I am not performing at my best and what I know I can perform to,” Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said. “Whatever that is down to, it doesn’t really matter because it has been going on since early on in the season. I managed to get through the season with United. I think I had 36 goal involvements, so I can’t look back at the year and say ‘mmm, I should have taken time off to do this and do that. That’s just not the way I look at things. I just want to be available for every game.”
”I don’t think that’s a secret, to be honest with you,” he added. “I think it’s quite well known and to get to this stage where I am now, it was a massive aim of mine back at the beginning of the season. So, as I said, I’m happy, I’m prepared mentally and physically for the games.”