Marcus Rashford missed Manchester United’s Premier League opener and will be out for a further few weeks yet.
United have been without Rashford for the opening two games, as the England star has suffered with a shoulder injury.
Rashford required surgery recently and has been ruled out of the first few weeks of the 2021/22 season.
It’s expected it will take 12 weeks for Rashford to recover from the operation that took place in early August.
The England star is therefore expected to be back in action in October or early November but has already returned to light training.
United started their new Premier League season with a huge 5-1 win against Leeds, with marquee signing Jadon Sancho appearing as a substitute.
Meanwhile, Raphael Varane, who was unveiled at Old Trafford still awaits his United debut.
Sancho, who signed for £73million, and Varane, who joined for £43m, should be the focus of the United XI for the remainder of the season as the pair settle into the squad alongside a soon to be returning Rashford.
Rashford, 23, was in the spotlight after the Euro 2020 tournament, that saw England fail to win the final on penalties.
Online racism directed at the trio of England players, Rashford, Sancho and Bukayo Saka, was soon silenced by encouragement and positivity for the players.
Rashford’s hometown of Withington, Manchester came out in their hundreds in front of his mural to show support after it was defaced shortly after the final.
Rashford said: “I’ve had a difficult season, I think that’s clear for everyone to see and I probably went into that final with a lack of confidence.
“I’ve always backed myself for a penalty but something didn’t feel quite right. During the long run up I was saving myself a bit of time and unfortunately the result was not what I wanted.”
Despite his ‘difficult season’ Rashford has made quite the impact off the pitch with his charity work and was awarded with an MBE toward the start of the 20/21 season.