Marcus Rashford’s recent update explains why last season wasn’t his best

Marcus Rashford is set to have surgery on a shoulder injury that is expected to rule him out of action for around 12 weeks.

The injury, which will cause him to miss the early stages of the new Premier League season, was sustained in November of last year.

He continued playing throughout the remainder of United‘s season and at Euro 2020.

It has now been a total of nine months since he suffered the initial shoulder injury.

The Athletic report that painkilling injections have been used to allow the forward to play through the severe discomfort. He also cannot get maximum flexibility from the joint at times.

However, surgery will be delayed because the surgeon is not available until the end of July.

The report adds that Rashford is hoping to get treatment on a ligament injury suffered to his foot during the Manchester Derby.

The 23-year-old featured in a total of 59 games for United last campaign, with the season beginning in September and ending on May 29 with the Europa League final.

He scored 21 goals in all competitions. 11 of those came in the Premier League.

Rashford then joined up with the England squad for Euro 2020. He made five appearances at the tournament, all off the bench. That represented a total of just 83 minutes of action.

Rashford’s previous injury problems

In the 2019/20 season, the United star suffered a stress fracture to his back in an FA Cup tie against Wolves.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said afterwards that the forward had been experiencing “minor discomfort” before the match.

He was set to miss two months of action, which put his participation in the originally scheduled Euro 2020 in doubt.

By the time the Premier League season was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he had been out for that duration of time. He started United’s first game of ‘Project Restart’ against Tottenham in June.

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