Goal concludes what you need to know about how long the Man Utd star has been out and when he can return
Manchester United suffered a major blow Goal scorer Marcus Rashford will miss the start of the season while undergoing shoulder surgery.
The 23-year-old had a busy summer with England at Euro 2020, but the Red Devils will have to start their club season without him.
Purpose you have everything you need to know about how long Rashford can be and what games he’s going to miss.
Why was Rashford injured?
Rashford is currently recovering from surgery after having a muscle tear in his shoulder since November 2020.
The English international has been struggling with various problems for two years, and the shoulder operation should help him in the long run.
What was said?
Manchester United confirmed the decision for Rashford to undergo surgery in July, stating: “After consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo immediate surgery to repair his shoulder injury. He will now focus on his rehabilitation to return as soon as possible. “
Rashford himself posted on his social media saying, “To ensure I can play this game for as long as possible, I need to listen to my body. Everyone has an opinion, but no one knows my body better than I do.
‘Physically I was 100% just not possible [without surgery].
“It was a difficult one, but I come back stronger physically and mentally. Thank you for all the kind messages.”
When will Rashford be fit again?
Rashford was slated to return to the club in July for pre-season training after a three-week break after the end of Euro 2020, but he will now miss the start of the season.
Man Utd have not confirmed a return date for the forward, but his operation means he is likely to be out of action until October.
That means he could miss up to seven Premier League games for the Red Devils, but he could be fit in time to face his rivals Liverpool on October 23 at Old Trafford.
The matches for the Champions League and Carabao Cup have not yet been announced, as appropriate draws have yet to take place to determine the schedule, but Rashford is going to miss some European group stage action.
Games that Rashford could miss
|August 14||Man Utd vs Leeds||Premier League|
|August 22||Southampton vs Man Utd||Premier League|
|August 29||Wolves vs Man Utd||Premier League|
|September 11||Man Utd vs Newcastle||Premier League|
|September 19||West Ham vs Man Utd||Premier League|
|September 25||Man Utd against Aston Villa||Premier League|
|October 2||Man Utd vs Everton||Premier League|