According to sources, Marcus Rashford will miss the start of the next Premier League season after choosing for shoulder surgery after Euro 2020.
The Manchester United striker, who missed a penalty in England’s 3-2 shootout defeat to Italy on Sunday and was then subjected to racist internet abuse, is expected to be out for roughly 12 weeks, until October.
According to the BBC, Rashford underwent a scan on his shoulder on Tuesday, which showed that the injury was serious enough that surgery was needed rather than rest. However, since the surgeon will not be available until later this month, his recuperation will be delayed.
Manchester United’s 2021-22 Premier League season begins on August 14 against Leeds United.
Rashford was hindered by the shoulder issue during United’s 2020-21 season, and it was rumored he will have surgery after the Euros.
The 23-year-old scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions last season.
He made five substitute appearances for England at Euro 2020.