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Is Marcus Rashford fit to play for Manchester United in Premier League opener?  England star has injury concerns ahead of Leeds clash


Marcus Rashford is expected to miss the Premier League’s opening weeks, including Manchester United’s opener against Leeds United with a shoulder injury.

United will face Leeds United in the season opener at Old Trafford on Saturday 14 August with kick-off at 12:30 p.m. – live on talkSPORT.

Marcus Rashford set to miss Premier League opening games
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He suffers from an ongoing shoulder injury and surgery is considered the best solution, despite his exclusion from the opening weeks of the 2021/22 season.

It is expected that it will take 12 weeks to recover from the operation which is to be performed in the next few days.

The England striker should therefore be back in action in early November and return to training within five weeks of the operation.

United will look to start the season as a new side with renowned signings Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane set to start.

Is Marcus Rashford fit to play for Manchester United in Premier League opener?  England star has injury concerns ahead of Leeds clash
Sancho and Varane can strengthen Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s squad

Sancho, who signed for £ 73million, and Varane, who joined for £ 43million, will be United XI center to face Leeds on Day 1 of the game.

Rashford, 23, was the center of attention after the Euro 2020 tournament, which saw England fail to win the final on penalties.

The online racism directed at the trio of England players, Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, was quickly silenced by player encouragement and positivity.

Rashford’s hometown of Withington, Manchester came out in their hundreds in front of her mural to show support after she was disfigured shortly after the final.

Is Marcus Rashford fit to play for Manchester United in Premier League opener?  England star has injury concerns ahead of Leeds clash
Hundreds of people gathered to show their support for Rashford, Saka and Sancho
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Rashford said: “I’ve had a tough season, I think it’s clear to everyone and I probably came into this final with a lack of confidence.

“I always supported myself for a penalty, but something was wrong. In the long run, I saved a bit of time and unfortunately the result was not what I wanted.

Despite his “tough season”, Rashford made a huge impact off the pitch with his charity work and was awarded an MBE at the start of the 20/21 season.

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