Manchester United star Marcus Rashford set to miss first two months of the Premier League season after surgery

Marcus Rashford is set to miss the first two months of the Premier League season with a shoulder injury.

The forward is to undergo surgery this month and he could be out of action until October. 

Rashford had been suffering with an injury for most of last season

The England star had been dealing with the tear since last November and a scan on Tuesday determined the injury was severe.

The 23-year-old had been playing at less than 100 per cent last season, taking painkillers so he could join Gareth Southgate’s squad at Euro 2020.

Surgery is now a necessity, and the forward is set to miss the beginning of the Premier League campaign and could even be out for key Champions League group stage matches. 

He could, though, return in time for the Manchester Derby on November 6.

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England will also be affected, as the Three Lions play five World Cup qualifiers from September to October.

This season has been tough for the United man, and he reflected on his injury and lack of confidence during the season on Instagram.

He said: “I’ve had a difficult season, I think that’s been clear for everyone to see and I probably went into that final with a lack of confidence.”

Rashford has bravely opened up on what was going through his head before, during and after missing the penalty

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to sign Jadon Sancho will make his life slightly easier, as the superstar winger can cover his position while Rashford is sidelined. 

This is more heartbreak for the young star after England’s disappointing defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, and the racist abuse he received online due to his penalty miss.

The forward was, however, ‘lost for words’ with the support he had received from football fans all over the world as people stood in solidarity for him.