Rashford returns to Carrington

Sunday 22 August 2021 07:00

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is back at the club’s Carrington training ground to continue his recovery from a recent shoulder surgery, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Our no.10 had the operation on the long-running injury a few weeks ago, after consultation with the manager, club medical staff and specialists resulted in an agreement that he would undergo an immediate procedure to fix the issue. 

It has of course unfortunately meant that Marcus has had to miss the start of the new campaign while he gets back on his feet, but he did take to social media after the surgery to show that he remains in good spirits and that it had all gone well.


And with Rashford continuing on his road to recovery, Ole provided an update on how the forward is doing, when asked about him during his pre-match sit-down interview with club media ahead of this afternoon’s trip to Southampton. 

“He seemed very happy with the surgery,” the boss said. 

“He’s working in the gym we see him every day so he’ll be chomping at the bit when it gets nearer to the time when he can come back.” 

It is unknown when exactly that time will be as of yet, but it is clear that Marcus is keeping himself in the loop with the rest of the Reds regardless of his period on the sidelines. 

If you follow our no.10 on social media, you will know that he has been keeping a close eye on his team-mates over recent weeks. 

Rashford took to Twitter, as you can see below, to congratulate the lads on the opening-day victory over Leeds United last weekend, before taking the time to welcome our newest recruit Raphael Varane to the club. 


Despite not being able to get out on the training pitch, it is great to see that Marcus is keeping in close contact with the squad through his recovery process. 

As someone who had to overcome similar hurdles with injury during his time as a player, Ole knows what that experience is like and hopes that the 23-year-old will be able to use the spell out to return stronger when the time comes.

“Of course, any time you’re off with an injury is a hard time but it’s also time to reflect and find yourself again,” Solskjaer told club media. 

“That’s what we hope is going to happen to Marcus.”