KEY POINTS

  • Rashford underwent surgery Friday
  • He is set to be out of action for nearly 12 weeks
  • Despite the injury, he scored 21 goals for Man Utd last season

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford gave an update on his recovery Tuesday following his shoulder surgery. 

Rashford, who is set to be out of action for at least 12 weeks, underwent surgery Friday for his long-running shoulder injury. Last season, the shoulder injury reoccurred on two different occasions. Soon after the 2020-21 campaign ended, it was decided after a consultation between the player, the manager, club medical staff and specialists that Rashford would undergo an imminent procedure. 

“Thank you for all the well wishes. I had my surgery on Friday morning and everything went very well. A little sore but other than that I’m feeling good. Hope you’re all having a great day!” Rashford wrote in a social media post. 

Manchester United played as many as four pre-season matches and Rashford missed all those fixtures due to the surgery. The Red Devils defeated Derby County 2-1 before losing to Championship club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) 4-2. The Red Devils played their final two pre-season matches at Old Trafford as they drew 2-2 against Brentford before thrashing Everton 4-0. 

"Rashford has missed all of United’s pre-season campaign so far and will not be involved in this weekend’s much-anticipated Premier League opener against Leeds at Old Trafford. It remains to be seen when Marcus will return to action and we wish him well in his recovery. In a sign of his immense character and willingness to help the team, Marcus played through the pain barrier for much of last season and still racked up 64 appearances for club and country," Manchester United said in an official statement

Despite not being fully fit, Rashford still netted 21 goals and 15 assists for Manchester United last season.

Rashford, who is expected to return to training next month, is expected to miss 10 matches of the 2021-22 season, according to Transfermarkt

It was earlier reported, keeping in mind Rashford's recovery time, the Old Trafford side were planning to sign Antoine Griezmann from FC Barcelona. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on adding another striker to his squad, especially after not winning a single trophy in 2020-21. 

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United Manchester United star forward Marcus Rashford underwent a surgery in the summer of 2021. Photo: Getty Images/Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA

Manchester United's opening fixture of the Premier League is against Leeds at home on Saturday. Rashford will also not be a part of the England national team's five World Cup qualifiers games that are scheduled to be played between September and October.