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Rashford admits to playing through pain for Manchester United

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A persistent shoulder problem has been preventing the 23-year-old from performing at his best for quite a while now.

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford admits he may undergo surgery this summer to repair his shoulder problem.

Rashford struggled for fitness – and therefore form – towards the end of 2020/21, evident from the fact that he scored 21 goals in total last season out of which only one goal came in the last ten games.

The Red Devils star is currently on international duty and is yet to appear in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI, although he has featured in all three of England’s Euro 2020 group games as a substitute.

“I am not performing at my best,” Rashford said, per Goal. “It has been going on since early on in the season. I managed to get through the season with United.

“I think I had 36 goal involvements so I can’t look back at the year and say: ‘Mmm, I should have taken time off to do this and do that.’

“That’s just not the way I look at things. I just want to be available for every game.”

Asked whether he will undergo surgery on his shoulder, Rashford responded: “The doctors have not said yet. The reason I don’t know is that when the season was going, and before I came here, I knew there was no chance I was going to be getting the operation.

“I did not know how long the operation would put me out for. I never bothered to ask. When the tournament is finished I will ask.”