Manchester United have finally confirmed that Marcus Rashford will undergo shoulder surgery before the start of the season.

It was reported shortly after the end of Euro 2020 that Rashford would have the procedure to sort out the problem which hampered him last term.

But days later, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cast doubt over whether the England forward would or not.

With the days ticking away until the opening weekend of the season against Leeds, the decision has finally been made.

A club statement said: “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.”

A report by the Telegraph claims that Rashford met Solskjaer yesterday to discuss the injury.


And he told his manager he’s eager to have the surgery so he can return to his absolute best and rid himself of a problem he’s carried since November.

The report says that after a consultation in Liverpool on July 13, United encouraged Rashford to consider his options as immediate surgery wasn’t a possibility.

But Rashford is clearly keen to get it done and be injury-free.

Rashford making the right move

Rashford has played through the pain for much of the last two seasons.

Especially last term, it visibly impacted him at times. He needed a rest and the injury was a reason he didn’t start a game at the Euros.

By getting the problem sorted, United should see the very best of Rashford, playing without inhibiting himself.

Rashford could miss United’s first ten matches of the season, but if it means he’s fighting fit for the rest of them, it’s worth him having surgery now.

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