Luke Shaw to see specialist after latest injury setback as left-back's Manchester United future remains in the balance

After being forced off after just nine minutes against Swansea this weekend there are now fears his season - and career with United - could now be over

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Luke Shaw is set to see a specialist to assess the severity of ligament damage suffered in his foot.

After a disappointing start to the season on the fringe of the Manchester United squad squad the 21-year-old had worked his way back into Jose Mourinho's first-team plans in recent weeks.

But after being forced off after just nine minutes against Swansea this weekend there are now fears his season - and career with United - could now be over.

Mourinho said it must have been a "big injury" to go off so early and the Press Association understands the left-back will see a specialist after scans on Monday showed ligament damage in his left foot.

Shaw's setback is a big blow on both individual and collective levels as the season comes to a head.

The United left-back has had to deal with issues related to his long injury lay-off this term and has struggled for game time under Mourinho.

The Portuguese has publicly questioned the England international on several occasions, but a meeting between the pair last month led to a surprise first-team return.

Sunday's match against Swansea was Shaw's fourth United appearance of April, but came to an end after just nine minutes.

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