By Ben Dinnery

21st Oct, 2021 | 8:00am

Injury expert: ' Rashford is 'physically transformed' after 'bulking up' amid Man United behind-the-scenes news

Man United superstar Marcus Rashford is undergoing a “physical transformation” to prevent further injuries to his shoulder.

That is according to injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Rashford missed the first seven weeks of the season while he recovered from surgery on a long-standing shoulder problem.

The 23-year-old attacker has netted twice since his return, including United’s first in last night’s (20 October) 3-2 comeback win against Atalanta.

The Daily Mail reported on 15 October that Rashford added 4kg of muscle to his lower body as he worked his way back to fitness.

It is also claimed that the United academy graduate is now looking to bulk up in his upper body too.

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Dinnery claims Rashford is adding muscle in order to minimise the risk of a recurrence of his shoulder issues.

“Prevention is key,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“You’re always working on preventing any recurrence, especially for someone like Rashford who’s missed so much football.

“They’re going to do everything to ensure he’s fit and able to go out and get through a game without problems.

“You are gonna be in close proximity to defenders in the position he plays, it’s a fairly physical position.

“You need to use your arms as leverage to hold off defenders, to absorb the impact if you fall to the ground.

“So this is all about protecting and stabilising that joint. If there is a little bit of weakness there, it needs to be protected.

“So that is the reasoning and the rationale behind bulking up in a certain area.

“That physical transformation will hopefully minimise the risk of him missing any further games.”

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