Marcus Rashford is said to be ‘amazing’ his Manchester United teammates as he continues to battle through injury to play for the Red Devils.
The 23-year-old suffered a muscle tear in his left shoulder in the defeat to Arsenal at the start of November, but the issue is still causing him discomfort months later.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used Rashford in all of United’s 42 games this season, with the Norwegian seemingly unwilling to give him a rest.
The United boss has previously said he hoped it “won’t take too long” for the problem to “completely go away”, but that has not happened.
And that has caused concern for both Solskjaer and England boss Gareth Southgate, with Rashford a sure bet to be included in the Three Lions’ squad for Euro 2020.
The relentless nature of Rashford’s season though could land him on the operating table at the conclusion of that tournament, with the Telegraph reporting he could undergo surgery after the Euros.
The injury is already affecting his movement and ability to hold the ball up, with his shoulder badly inflamed after games.
And Rashford’s willingness to continue playing every game for his side is reported by the Telegraph to be leaving his United teammates ‘amazed’.
Solskjaer only has to look to last season to see what happens when he pushes Rashford too far, with the striker ruled out for several months after suffering a double stress fracture in his back.
He continued to play with that injury, only to be substituted in an FA Cup match against Wolves in January last year, prompting concern that he would not be fit for the Euros.
Luckily for Rashford though, the tournament was postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If England and United are to avoid seeing Rashford sit on the sidelines again though, his shoulder problem will need to be carefully managed.