Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that Marcus Rashford made his return to training with the club and the star forward is “very happy” with how his shoulder surgery has gone.
Rashford said last week he had successfully undergone surgery on a shoulder injury, which he picked up during the latter part of the 2020-21 season.
United star has been sidelined since the Euro 2020 Final at Wembley after opting to undergo a procedure to correct the long-standing issue, ruling him out of the opening weeks of the new term.
Paul Pogba has deputized on the left-wing in Rashford’s absence, bagging four assists in the season opener against Leeds dovetailing brilliantly with Bruno Fernandes.
“He seemed very happy with the surgery,” Solskjaer told United’s website ahead of his side’s trip to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.
“He’s working in the gym, we see him every day, so he’ll be champing at the bit when it gets nearer to the time when he can come back.”
The Norwegian also vouched that he expects Rashford to return in a rich vein of form, having struggled over the latter half of last season at various points
“Of course, any time you’re off with an injury is a hard time but it’s also time to reflect and find yourself again,” he added. “That’s what we hope is going to happen to Marcus.”
Solskjaer gave no indication of the likely length of Rashford’s absence, but British media reported the England international is expected to be out for up to 12 weeks and miss a chunk of United’s campaign.