Marcus Rashford is set to consider having surgery this summer to correct a persistent shoulder issue, an injury that has left his Manchester United teammates ‘amazed’ that he’s still able to play.
The England international has enjoyed another impressive season, having recorded 18 goals and nine assists in all competitions so far this term and is the only player to have featured in all 42 of United’s games this season, with 34 of those appearances coming as starts.
The 23-year-old ever-present forward is a key man under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Norwegian very rarely substituting the player, even when he may not be having a particularly good game.
Such a heavy and intense workload could perhaps be having adverse effects on the United youth product, with Rashford reportedly still nursing the muscle tear he sustained in his left shoulder during the defeat to Arsenal back in November.
According to the Telegraph, with that injury not having been given time to heal, Rashford is considering having surgery this summer, in order to be back to full fitness for the start of next season.
The report suggests that the pacy wideman has been playing through the pain barrier over the last few months, despite his shoulder complaint somewhat restricting his movement and mobility, with his teammates said to be ‘amazed’ that he continues to play.
While he perhaps needs the issue fixed sooner rather than later, he is said to be willing to wait until after this summer’s European Championship before getting surgery, in order not to miss out on what is, in part, a home tournament.
Rashford had previously looked set to miss out on the Euro’s last summer after picking up a back injury in January 2020, yet the postponement ultimately spared him from having to miss the competition.
That previous injury saw Solskjaer to continue to play the player even when he was visibly in discomfort during an FA Cup game against Wolves, with the hope that history won’t repeat itself now and that Rashford’s excessive workload won’t push to him to breaking point once again.
That being said, the Red Devils’ Europa League and FA Cup commitments will make it difficult for Solskjaer to leave the player out.