Manchester United have been ‘delighted’ with Marcus Rashford’s recovery from shoulder surgery with the forward in line to return to training by the end of the month.
Rashford underwent surgery earlier this month to correct a shoulder issues that had hindered his performances across the second half of last season, with the 23-year-old initially expected to be sidelined until late October.
However, the forward has been recovered well since the operation two weeks ago and is well ahead of schedule, the Sun reporting that Rashford could return to light training within the next ten days.
Rashford’s progress could see him make a return to action by late September in what would represent a major boost to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the opening months of the Premier League season.
Rashford played through the pain barrier last season for both club and country, featuring for England during the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 campaign despite the issue in his shoulder.
The forward later admitted he would have reconsidered his decision to take part in the tournament and instead focused on his recovery from injury, had he known in advance that he would play a reduced role in Gareth Southgate’s plans.
In a post shared on Instagram, Rashford discussed his decision to go to the Euros: “It’s hard to describe the feeling of representing your country.
“Given the choice, no one would ever turn that down at such a big tournament. As a little boy or girl you dream of those moments. I had been deemed fit for the full season, and given my injuries were being managed, what was another couple of weeks? Managing the pain I was training well and found a lot of comfort in the England camp after the Europa League final.
“On hindsight, if I had known I wouldn’t have played a significant role in the Euros, would I have gone? Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it…
Rashford made 57 appearances in all competitions for United last season, scoring 21 goals and providing 15 assists.