Manchester United have confirmed that Marcus Rashford will undergo surgery on his long-standing shoulder injury imminently.
Rashford will miss the start of United’s Premier League campaign and is likely to spend up to three months on the sidelines as a result of having the operation.
The 23-year-old has been carrying the shoulder injury last November but played through the pain, delaying any decision on surgery until after the European Championship.
After discussions with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and members of United’s medical staff this week, Rashford, decided to go under the knife to resolve the shoulder issue once and for all.
Solskjaer said on Wednesday that any decision would have to balance the best course of action for both the player and the club but, after further talks, United have agreed to the procedure.
A club statement, released on Friday afternoon, read: “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.”