Marcus Rashford hands Manchester United a boost as he targets return to contact training this week after delaying shoulder surgery to play at Euro 2020 

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  • Marcus Rashford had surgery in August for a long-standing shoulder problem
  • Man United player delayed operation until after Euro 2020 final
  • He has since been seen attending regular rehab sessions at Carrington
  • Rashford now tells fans he can get back in touch by the end of the week
  • They have been consoled on Friday and if all goes well, they will be given the green signal.

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Marcus Rashford has revealed he could return to light contact training by the end of the week after surgery for a long-standing shoulder injury in August.

The Manchester United striker took to Twitter on Friday to tell fans about his consolation with the doctor and how he can return to training if all goes well.

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His tweet read: ‘Happy Monday. I see the doctor on Friday for a consultation. All is well, I will get the green signal to join the contact training again.’

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Marcus Rashford (above) had surgery in August for a long-standing shoulder problem

If all is clear, he can now return to light-contact training by the end of the week

If all is clear, he can now return to light-contact training by the end of the week

Manchester United confirmed that Rashford will be going under the knife after a short holiday and will be away from football in July.

He explained how both the club and the players felt that this was the right time to address the ongoing issue with their shoulders.

He also outlined how Rashford had been battling the problem ever since he developed a muscle sore in November.

Rashford was battling a problem in November after a muscle strain

Rashford was battling a problem in November after a muscle strain

However, they decided to delay the operation until after the Euro 2020 final.

However, they decided to delay the operation until after the Euro 2020 final.

The timing of surgery has seen Rashford miss United in the first six games of the 2021-2022 Premier League campaign.

However, Rashford had earlier said the surgery went well and that he was happy with his decision.

She posted a picture of herself looking healthy at home after the operation, with the caption: ‘Thank you for all the well wishes. I had surgery on Friday morning and everything went great.

‘It’s a bit sore but other than that I feel better. Hope you all have a good day!’

Rashford had previously said the surgery went well and was happy with his decision

Rashford had previously said the surgery went well and was happy with his decision

Rashford (right) was then seen at Manchester United's training ground with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) as he continued to take positive steps in his recovery.

Rashford (right) was then seen at Manchester United’s training ground with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) as he continued to take positive steps in his recovery.

Rashford was then seen at the Manchester United training ground as he continued to take positive steps in his recovery.

Still, Rashford will be itching to return to light-contract training as he looks to fight for a place in the United team.

The 23-year-old is yet to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo after returning to Old Trafford this summer.

The 23-year-old is yet to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo after returning to United

The 23-year-old is yet to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo after returning to United

Rashford was one of the first to share his joy at the return of the CR7 to United. He tweeted: ‘Wow wow wow, that’s home’.

Still, it will be some time until Rashford arrives with his new United team-mate.

Meanwhile, he will support the Red Devils in their upcoming Champions League match against Villarreal on Wednesday and their Premier League match against Everton on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford injury timeline

November 2020: The Manchester United striker tore his shoulder muscle. He continued to play with the help of pain relievers and injections.

July 30, 2021: Manchester United and the player both confirmed that the surgery was due to take place after a short holiday and was turned away from football after Euro 2020.

August 6, 2021: The 23-year-old went under the knife and said the surgery went well.

August 10, 2021: She posted a picture of herself looking healthy at home after the operation, with the caption: ‘Thank you for all the well wishes. I had surgery on Friday morning and everything went great. It’s a little sore but other than that I feel better. Hope you all have a good day!’

August 25, 2021: Rashford returned to training at Carrington and continues to take positive steps in his recovery. He also met manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

September 16, 2021: Rashford participated in singles football practice at United’s Carrington training base.

September 27, 2021: The Manchester United striker has revealed that he could return to light contact training by the end of the week if his consolation with the doctor goes well.

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