Marcus Rashford is set to miss up to 12 weeks that includes all of Manchester United’s preseason and the opening two months of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign as the forward will be recovering from a surgery on his left shoulder scheduled for later this month according to The Telegraph.
Yes, the man who refuses to take a match off will finally be forced off the pitch for some good old rest and relaxation; a lot of rehabilitation too. The injury has plagued Rashford since November 2020, however, he was available through most of the Premier League season, the Champion’s League/Europa League Campaign, and the UEFA European Championships thanks to the use of pain-killing injections.
Marcus Rashford was struggling to get his foot in his boot during training in the final weeks of last season. His ankle ballooned on the way to the Europa League final. Rashford’s ankle could also be looked at when he undergoes shoulder surgery #mulive [@TelegraphDucker]— utdreport (@utdreport) July 13, 2021
While inconvenient for his club and manager as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to improve upon his side’s second place finish during the 2020-21 season, Rashford finally has the opportunity to regain full fitness. Thanks to the torrential run of games exacerbated by the club’s previous lack of depth as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, Rashford has likely not been at full fitness for the better part of two seasons.
Rashford can rest easy knowing his England teammate Jadon Sancho will soon be available on the forward line for the Reds with the new big signing expected to be unveiled alongside the new United shirt in the next couple of days. More opportunities will also present themselves to the likes of Daniel James, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, and even Amad Diallo. We wish Marcus all the best and hope he makes a quick and full recovery.