Luke Shaw A Doubt For Manchester United’s Next Match

Manchester United and England full-back Luke Shaw sustained a hamstring injury during United’s 2-1 loss to neighbors Manchester City.

Shaw was taken off during the match and replaced by United youngster Anthony Martial, as Manchester United failed to beat their neighbors in what was their first high-profile match of the season.

Jose Mourinho will have to assess Luke Shaw’s situation before he picks his final team to travel to Holland, as Manchester United face Feyenoord this Thursday.

Luke Shaw just returned to the Manchester United first team squad this season after recovering from a leg-break he sustained last year, but his current injury shouldn’t take him too long to heal.

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The 21-year-old started in the Manchester Derby despite being doubtful after getting withdrawn from the England squad about a week before the match. The FA made it clear, however, that Shaw’s withdrawal was only precautionary, and the defender is not suffering from any serious injury.

Shaw’s injury will mean that Mourinho will have to experiment with his starting lineup.

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Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo are both players who can slip into the left-back position, although both players haven’t managed to make a single appearance in a competitive match this season.

Rojo and Darmian were believed to be on their way out of Manchester United, but a move away from Old Trafford never materialized. Both players will now have to fight it out for a position in Mourinho’s squad, although once Shaw is fully recovered, they can expect more time on the bench.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Sergio Romero, Morgan Schneiderlin, and Memphis Depay are all also eager to get some game time this season.

Depay could possibly make an appearance during United’s Europa League group stage match this week, as the squad travels to his home country to face a team that Depay is very much familiar with.

 

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