Manchester United international star will miss Leeds United opener

Manchester United will definitely be without one of their star men for their Premier League opener against Leeds United at Old Trafford.

By Lee Sobot
Friday, 30th July 2021, 12:49 pm

England international forward Marcus Rashford has been dealing with an ongoing shoulder issue and will now have surgery to resolve the problem before the start of the new Premier League season.

The 23-year-old will consequently miss the start of the new campaign which sees Leeds take on arch rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford over the opening weekend.

The Red Devils and Whites will lock horns at Old Trafford in a lunchtime kick-off on Saturday, August 14.

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OUT: Manchester United's England international forward Marcus Rashford, left, will miss the 2021-22 Premier League opener against Leeds United at Old Trafford. Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images.

A statement released by Manchester United on Friday read: "Following consultation between Marcus, the manager, club medical staff and specialists, Marcus will undergo surgery imminently to resolve his shoulder injury.

“He will now focus on his rehabilitation in order to return as soon as possible."

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