Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has taken more time to consider having surgery on his shoulder ahead of the new season, and will decide this week whether he will undergo the operation or not. Despite reports a few weeks ago indicating Marcus Rashford would go under the knife to fix his lingering shoulder problem, the United forward has yet to make a decision on the matter. He is now set to return to Carrington and speak with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before making a decision.
#mufc were hoping a break after Euro 2020 would ease Marcus Rashford's shoulder problem and result in avoiding surgery. Rashford's feeling is that an operation is still the best course of action #mulive [@ChrisWheelerDM, @Jack_Gaughan]— utdreport (@utdreport) July 26, 2021
He has shown he is able to play through the pain, though it was arguably having a pretty big affect on his ability to perform. He will bear less of the creative burden with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba (hopefully), and now Jadon Sancho all in the side, but will still be missed for his contributions in attack. After a heartbreaking end to the UEFA Euros he will certainly be motivated to get back on the pitch and perform at the highest level once again, but should not do so at the expense of his health.
Should he go into surgery he will be out until late October/early November, which is no small slate to miss. His healthy return would be a nice boost however just ahead of the winter run of games. Rashford has had it pretty tough with injuries the last couple seasons, and recovery can be tricky. It is most likely a good thing he has taken some time to consider his decision, and hopefully whatever he decides works out best for him and his career.