Marcus Rashford set miss man united EPL opener due to injuryAugust 5, 2021
Marcus Rashford is set to miss the first few weeks of the Premier League, including Manchester United’s opener against Leeds United due to shoulder injury.
United will face Leeds United in the first game of the season at Old Trafford on Saturday August 14th with kick off at 12:30 – live on talkSPORT.
He has suffered with an ongoing injury to his shoulder with surgery ruled to be the best course of action, despite ruling him out of the first few weeks of the 2021/22 season.
It’s expected to take 12 weeks to recover from the surgery which is due to be performed in the coming days.
The England forward is therefore expected to be back in action in early November and back in training within five weeks of the surgery.
United will look to start the season as a new team with marquee signings Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane expected to start.
Sancho, who signed for £73million, and Varane, who joined for £43m, will be the focus of the United XI to face Leeds on the opening gameday.
Rashford, 23, was among the focus 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, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, 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.