Luke Shaw injury: Manchester United defender injury doubt despite recovering from illness

Shaw was replaced midway through last Saturday’s defeat to Aston Villa

Mark Critchley
Northern Football Correpsondent
Friday 01 October 2021 13:48
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<p>Manchester United left back Luke Shaw</p>

Manchester United left back Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw is carrying a shoulder injury and is a doubt for Manchester United’s Premier League meeting with Everton despite recovering from illness.

Shaw was substituted midway through last Saturday’s defeat to Aston Villa and was not included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s matchday squad for Wednesday’s Champions League win over Villarreal.

The 26-year-old was named in the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary, with Gareth Southgate claiming that Shaw was feeling better.

Solskjaer confirmed that Shaw had recovered from his recent illness on Friday but added that the left back is still troubled by a shoulder injury and that a decision would have to be made on his availability.

"Luke feels better in himself,” the United manager said. “He's been ill but he's still got the shoulder injury. We've got to make a decision on him.”

Marcus Rashford returned to full contact training on Friday as he nears a return from a shoulder problem of his own. The 23-year-old underwent surgery on the longstanding issue following the summer’s European Championship.

"Marcus trained fully for the first time today with contact,” Solskjaer said. “There were a few tackles flying in and he was okay, which was nice to see.”

United will be without Harry Maguire against Everton after Solskjaer’s captain suffered a calf injury and also went off injured during the defeat to Villa.

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