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Injury News: Manchester United confirm key attacking star will undergo surgery to rectify shoulder problem

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Marcus Rashford gives a honest judgement on his current form for Manchester United.

Injury News: Manchester United confirm Marcus Rashford will undergo shoulder surgery

According to The Athletic (subscription required), Manchester United have confirmed that Marcus Rashford will undergo surgery for his shoulder injury in what comes across as news that will be a blow for Solskjaer. The forward will get operated on his shoulder after it had been nagging him over the last season. He will be expected to miss the next three months as a result of that.

Marcus Rashford looked a pale shadow of himself by the time the campaign ended. His injury problem on the shoulder has been nagging him since November last year. It was only through some good communication and management that Solskjaer could use him through the entire season.

Manchester City v Manchester United, ManU – Premier League – Etihad Stadium Manchester United s Marcus Rashford right leaves the pitch with an injury during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Sunday March 7, 2021.

He was often hooked off from games close to the hour mark or given a cameo in some games to ease the workload. However, it was clear by the end of the season that he had to go ahead with the surgery. He had to keep managing his injury like that through painkillers and inhibited movement.

Rashford to go ahead with surgery

The 23-year-old underwent a scan to reveal a muscle tear on his shoulder. The England forward then held talks with Solskjaer and the medical staff over the best possible solution. Finally, it was confirmed that he will undergo surgery to fully get rid of the problem, ruling him out for three months. United also provided a statement on the same.

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, reveals internationals such as Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Fred will join him in training a bit later than other players.
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marcus Rashford

“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.”

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It will no doubt be a huge blow for United that Rashford will miss the start of the season. However, this was the best course of action that will help solve the problem for the long term. United can then have a fully fit Rashford when the season reaches it’s clutch stages in November and December.