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Marcus Rashford is still unsure about having shoulder surgery

Marcus Rashford is still unsure about having shoulder surgery.

The Manchester United and England striker saw a specialist last week as he’s said to feel an operation might be the only way to clear up a shoulder problem which has troubled him for seven months.

However, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus has gone away to “reflect on it” and a decision on the “best course of action” will only be taken following consultation with “experts”.

Speaking after the side’s 2-1 pre-season win at Derby, Solskjaer said:

"Marcus went away to reflect on it a little bit.

"We have to take the best course of action for him and the club.

“We still need to address it with the experts."

Along with Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, Rashford was one of three players who missed penalties in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on July 11.

He spoke earlier this year about the difficulty he was having in making a decision about whether to take a break to allow his shoulder to heal while he was still needed to play important games for club and country.

Speaking to The Athletic in February, he said: “Of course there are times when you should probably take a step back from it, but as a professional athlete it’s difficult when you know you can still influence games and help the team win.

“With injuries, I just take it a day at a time.

“Some days it is worse than others, some days it’s not so bad.

“You have to find stability really, whether it means you can’t train for a day, or when you go home you have to relax and rest; you do whatever it takes to get out on the pitch at the weekend.”

Last year the 23-year-old star recovered from a long-term back injury by sitting out fixtures in February with his recovery also aided after the Coronavirus pandemic put football on hold.

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