Manchester United

Marcus Rashford keen to undergo shoulder surgery

Tom Gott
Marcus Rashford has been dealing with a shoulder issue
Marcus Rashford has been dealing with a shoulder issue / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is leaning towards the idea of undergoing surgery on the shoulder injury which has bothered him since November.

The England international has been managing the issue for the past nine months but has been struggling in recent weeks and has been considering finally going under the knife to address the issue.

Marcus Rashford
Rashford needed pain medication to get through last year / Michael Steele/Getty Images

Rashford has now returned from his post-Euro 2020 holiday and is readying himself for a return to United, where he will discuss his options with the club. According to the Daily Mail, he is pushing to get the procedure done.

Rashford has been relieved by news that the muscle tear is unlikely to get any worse but he is eager to get the problem fixed once and for all, having needed painkilling injections to get by last season.

He will discuss the situation with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United's Carrington training ground on Tuesday, and he is hopeful of being given the green light to proceed with the surgery, even though it will keep him sidelined for around three months.

Surgery would mean Rashford could miss the first 11 games of United's new season, which is not ideal for Solskjaer as he is already facing the prospect of being without left-back Luke Shaw, who suffered a rib injury at Euro 2020.

Anthony Martial is also nursing a knee injury which ended his 2020/21 season prematurely, so Solskjaer may have to get creative with his first lineup of the season.

Marcus Rashford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Rashford is one of several injury worries for United / Pool/Getty Images

Away from the pitch, Rashford has continued his role as a national treasure by donating more money to a local food bank in Manchester.

His local community on Withington helped raise money to repair the mural of Rashford, which was defaced after his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final, and Rashford confirmed on Twitter that close to £40,000 of that will be handed straight to Fare Share.