Manchester United handed major Marcus Rashford injury boost

Manchester United have been handed a major injury boost with Marcus Rashford looking set to return earlier than expected following shoulder surgery. 

Rashford played through the pain barrier during the second half of last season, as well as at this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament. 

Two weeks ago, Rashford successfully underwent shoulder surgery to correct the problem, effectively ruling him out of up to three months.

But the 23-year-old is said, according to The Sun, to be weeks ahead of schedule on his road to recovery, with United hopeful that he could be back playing next month. 

Rashford is having two rehab sessions a week and there is hope that he can even return to light training within the next few days, despite still having to wear a brace on his shoulder.

Last week, Lee Sharpe questioned whether Rashford should’ve gone to the Euros and instead had his surgery sooner, but admitted the Englishman would be a massive loss for United.

‘I think it’s a shame because he’s needed this operation before he went to the Euros. He had very limited minutes [in the Euros] and it might have been better for him to stay at home and have the operation a little sooner. But that obviously didn’t happen, and I think he’s going to be very tough to replace,’ he told Metro.co.uk.

‘I don’t think the club will go out to buy someone to replace him because it is only two to three months and I think it’s a chance for people like Mason Greenwood to step up and show what he can do.’

United, without Rashford, started their Premier League season with a convincing 5-1 victory at home to Leeds.

They continue their campaign away to Southampton on Sunday buoyed by the news that one of their star players is edging closer to a return.

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