The matches Marcus Rashford could miss as Man Utd confirm shoulder surgery

Manchester United have confirmed Marus Rashford will undergo shoulder surgery (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United have confirmed Marcus Rashford will undergo a shoulder operation after the striker played through the pain barrier to help England reach the final of Euro 2020 this summer.

The 23-year-old was hampered by fitness issues during the second half of last season, but elected to delay surgery in order to give himself a chance of representing his country.

As it transpired, Rashford was used only sparingly by Gareth Southgate during the tournament before he suffered the heartache of missing a crucial penalty in the shootout against Italy at Wembley earlier this month.

Marcus Rashford was used sparingly by England during Euro 2020 (Picture: Getty)

In a statement released on Friday, United said: ‘Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury.

‘He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible.’

According to the Telegraph, Rashford could miss up to 12 weeks which would rule him out of crucial Premier League and Champions League fixtures and delay the start of an exciting looking partnership with new signing Jadon Sancho.

Were Rashford to miss the first three months of the new campaign these are the games he would be unable to feature in…

The Man Utd games Marcus Rashford could miss

PL: Leeds (home) Aug 14
PL: Soton (away) Aug 22
PL: Wolves (away) Aug 29
PL: Newcastle (home) Sep 11
CL: Matchday 1 (tbc) Sep 14/15
PL: West Ham (away) Sep 19
PL: Aston Villa (home) Sep 25
CL: Matchday 2 (tb) Sep 28/29
PL: Everton (home) Oct 2
PL: Leicester (away) Oct 16
CL: Matchday 3 (tbc) Oct 19/20
PL: Liverpool (home) Oct 23

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