Manchester United issue injury update on Marcus Rashford

Man Utd forward Marcus Rashford could undergo shoulder surgery after struggling with the problem for much of last season.

Manchester United are looking into the options to treat Marcus Rashford's shoulder injury, with the forward expected to have surgery later this month.

Rashford has been carrying a shoulder problem since the first half of last season and after his 2020/21 campaign ended in the European Championship final last weekend he is now set to get it treated.

The 23-year-old is currently away on holiday after his tournament ended with a missed penalty against Italy and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed United are looking into the options to treat the problem.

Rashford also suffered from an ankle injury towards the end of last season and his form tailed off in the closing months of the campaign, leading him to make just five substitute appearances during England's run to the Euro 2020 final.

The academy graduate is now keen to get his niggling shoulder problem sorted out and United are in discussion with medical experts over the best course of action and likely timeframes.

"We're looking at the best option, he went away just to relfect on it a little bit and we have to take the best course of action for him and the club. We're still addressing that (timing) with the experts," said Solskjaer.

Rashford was one of three England players to miss in the penalty shootout against England on Sunday, along with Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.

A mural for Rashford in Withington was vandalised in the hours after the game and now a mural in Darlington showing support to all three players has been daubed with racist graffiti.

Solskjaer condemned the racism that all three players had suffered and praised their bravery for stepping up to take a penalty in the game at Wembley.

"It's very disappointing and sad, they play football, they do the best for the club, do the best for their family, do their best for their country and are brave enough to step up and take penalties, that's a win in itself," he said.