Rashford has not yet decided on shoulder surgery

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Marcus Rashford is still considering his options when it comes to undergoing shoulder surgery this summer.

Rashford has been dealing with a shoulder problem for the best part of eight months now, and he saw a specialist last week to try to determine if surgery would be the best step for him right now in his career.

Rashford recently met a specialist / Paul Ellis – Pool / Getty Images

It was suggested that Rashford had already decided to go under the knife, but Solskjaer has since insisted that a final decision has not yet been made.

“We are looking at the best option, he went away just to reflect on it a bit and we have to take the best way for him and the club,” Solskjær said (via The Guardian) after United’s 2-1 win over Derby on Sunday. “We are still discussing it with the experts.”

United will be keen to find out if Rashford will need the operation, as such a procedure would lead to a longer time on the Englishman’s side.

The original report claimed that Rashford would need six weeks of rest at home and then another six weeks of training before he would be ready to return to competition.

With this timeline in mind, Rashford faces the prospect of sitting on the sidelines until mid-October at the earliest, which would make him miss United’s first eight Premier League games of the new season.

Solskjaer also spoke in support of the 23-year-old after the heinous racist abuse directed at his missed penalty in the Euro 2020 final.

Solskjaer has offered its support to Rashford / Pool / Getty Images

He was attacked on social media and saw his mural in Manchester defeated by graffiti, and that abuse continued over the weekend as a mural in Darlington supporting Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka was covered with the words’ We do not stand with the 3 black Lions.

“It is very disappointing and sad,” said Solskjær. “They play football, they do the best for the club, they do the best for their family, they do the best for their country and they are brave enough to step up and take the penalty, it is a victory in itself.”

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