Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford to undergo shoulder surgery and miss start of the season

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford

Manchester United have confirmed that Marcus Rashford will undergo surgery on his long-standing shoulder injury imminently.

Rashford will miss the start of United’s Premier League campaign and is likely to spend up to three months on the sidelines as a result of having the operation.

The 23-year-old has been carrying the shoulder injury in question since last November but played through the pain barrier last season, delaying any decision on surgery until after the European Championship.

Rashford, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and members of United’s medical staff helds discussions this week on whether to undergo the procedure.

A club statement read: “Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury.

“He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible.”

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