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According To Solskjaer Marcus Rashford Isreflecting On Whether Shoulder Surgery Is Required

Marcus Rashford is taking time to “think” on whether he needs surgery on his ailing shoulder, with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer noting that any decision made must be in the best interests of the forward and the club.
Rashford has been dealing with the issue since November, admitting during England’s Euro 2020 finals campaign that he wasn’t fully fit.
The 23-year-old is on vacation after the competition, and while he was expected to have surgery on his shoulder, his manager said no decision has been made yet.
“We’re looking at the best option,” Solskjaer said when asked if Rashford would have surgery. “He went away just to ponder on it a little bit and we have to choose the best course of action for him and the club.”
“We’re still talking to the professionals about it,” Solskjaer said.
England lost the Euro 2020 final to Italy in a penalty shootout, with Rashford, Jako Sancho, and Bukayo Saka all missing kicks.
Following that, all three players were subjected to racist abuse.
The most recent instance occurred in Darlington, when a mural displaying the trio’s numbers – 17, 25, 11 – was destroyed with the words “We do not stand with the 3 Black Lions.” The words were swiftly painted over, and anti-racism activists gathered in support of Rashford, Sancho, and Saka, while Solskjaer voiced his own support.
“It’s incredibly frustrating and sad,” he expressed his disappointment.
“They play football, they give their best for the club, for their family, for their nation, and they’re brave enough to go up and take penalties, that’s a win in itself,” Sancho said. Sancho’s transfer from Borussia Dortmund to United for PS73 million has yet to be formally completed.
“From what I gather, it’s just paperwork and a few tiny technicalities,” Solskjaer added. “Maybe we can announce something [soon].”
“Let’s get all the paperwork done and get him across the line,” Solskjaer said after United beat Derby County 2-1 in their first pre-season friendly, with Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri scoring for the visitors before Colin Kazim-Richards equalized.
Jesse Lingard, who was on loan at West Ham for the second half of last season, played the second half.
“Jesse has come back, been bright, he wants to battle for his spot, and there’s nothing better than watching players want to fight for their place,” Solskjaer said of his future.
“What he performed towards the end of last season [at West Ham]: that’s the true Jesse, that’s what we know he’s capable of, and we saw towards the end that we lacked some options at times, and Jesse is in the plans at the moment, sure,” Pellistri said. Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial will return to full training on Monday following their respective injuries, while Bruno Fernandes will not.
Due to a transfer restriction enforced as a result of financial problems, Derby has only nine contracted players.
Free agents Ravel Morrison, Phil Jagielka, Sam Baldock, and Sone Aluko all played against United.
If the club’s situation does not improve, Wayne Rooney was questioned if he would stay on as manager.
“Derby offered me a chance [so] I’ll give it my all for this club – of course, I’ll need help and support [which] I feel will come – I just have to concentrate on the lads.”
He admitted, “I’m not sure of all the ins and outs [of the club’s predicament].”

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