Marcus Rashford has admitted that he is not performing at his best as he continues to be hampered by a shoulder injury ahead of England’s Euro 2020 clash with Germany.
Rashford earned a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championships after another impressive campaign at Manchester United which saw him record 21 goals and 15 assists in 57 outings across all competitions.
However, the 23-year-old revealed he’d been playing through pain for months after the Red Devils’ Europa League final defeat to Villarreal in May, and a persistent shoulder problem is still affecting him to this day.
“I am not performing at my best,” Rashford said. “It has been going on since early on in the season. I managed to get through the season with United.
“I think I had 36 goal involvements so I can’t look back at the year and say: ‘Mmm, I should have taken time off to do this and do that.’
“That’s just not the way I look at things. I just want to be available for every game.”
Pressed on whether he will undergo surgery on his shoulder, the United forward responded:
“The doctors have not said yet. The reason I don’t know is that when the season was going, and before I came here, I knew there was no chance I was going to be getting the operation.
“I did not know how long the operation would put me out for. I never bothered to ask. When the tournament is finished I will ask.”