Rashford weighing up shoulder op after Euros

Marcus Rashford will wait until the end of Euro 2020 to decide whether to undergo an operation on his shoulder.

The 23-year-old, who is currently on international duty with England at Euro 2020, is considering going under the knife after playing through the pain barrier with the injury since November.

At the time, the forward tore a muscle in his left shoulder, but put off a decision on whether to undergo surgery until after the tournament.

The forward, who hasn’t started a game for England at the tournament yet, could miss the start of Manchester United’s Premier League season should he decide to have surgery.

“It’s either an operation or I don’t get an operation,” he said.

“I’m not 100 per cent sure if I need it yet, so I’ll just take it as it comes. I’ll finish strong here and I’ve got a few weeks off to just relax and decide what I’m going to do.”

Any operation and subsequent rehabilitation following England’s participation in this summer’s tournament could make him doubtful for Man United’s opening Premier League game at home to Leeds United on August 14.

Marcus Rashford has vowed to just keeping working hard after being left out of England's starting XI against Croatia 0:39
Marcus Rashford has no qualms with being left out of England’s starting XI for their Euro 2020 opener against Croatia, believing the whole squad will be used at some point in order to be successful at the tournament.

On potential timeframes, Rashford added: “The doctors have not said yet. The reason I don’t know is that when the season was going, and before I came here, I knew there was no chance I was going to be getting the operation, so I did not know how long the operation would put me out for.

“I am fully concentrated on here. When the tournament is finished, then I will ask the question.”

Rashford went on to admit he hasn’t been at his best for England so far this tournament but stopped short of blaming his injury problems for his current form.

“Obviously I am not performing at my best and what I know I can perform to,” Rashford said.

“Whatever that is down to, it doesn’t really matter because it has been going on since early on in the season. I managed to get through the season with United.

“I think I had 36 goal involvements so I can’t look back at the year and say ‘mmm, I should have taken time off to do this and do that’. That’s just not the way I look at things. I just want to be available for every game.”

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