Marcus Rashford: Man Utd striker set to miss first two months of season

Tru Powell took his sons to see the positive messages on the mural

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford may not play until the end of October after deciding to undergo surgery for a shoulder injury.

Rashford, 23, had a scan Tuesday after being hampered by the problem in the second half of the 2020-21 season.

It was decided that the damage was so severe that calm alone could not repair it, and United hoped the English striker could carry out the operation immediately.

However, the surgeon will not be available until the end of July.

Rashford is expected to be out for 12 weeks, which will be a blow to United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans for the start of the new campaign.

The news broke the day Rashford’s English teammate Jadon Sancho received medical treatment as his £ 73m move from Borussia Dortmund to United drew near.

Rashford scored 11 goals in 37 Premier League games last season but had no significant impact for England at Euro 2020.

He made five appearances for his country at the tournament but only stood on the pitch for 84 minutes, then missed a penalty kick when Italy defeated Gareth Southgate on penalties in the final.

Rashford – along with Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who also missed their penalties – received Racial abuse on social media after the game.

A mural of Rashford in Withington, Manchester, was also defaced.

Rashford Mural Tribute: “Something beautiful from something negative”

The damage has now been repaired and on Tuesday Hundreds of people gathered for an anti-racism demonstration there. People have hundreds of Messages of support and solidarity on the mural.

On Monday, Rashford made a statement apologizes for his penalty but said he “will never apologize for who I am”.

The statement added, “I’ve had a difficult season, I think that was clear to everyone and I probably went into this final with a lack of confidence.”

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