Manchester United are already without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo for the remainder of the season, with the pair suffering ligament damage in the same game against RSC Anderlecht. Now, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that a third player will join them in being unavailable for the rest of the campaign.
There were whispers that Luke Shaw was done for the season earlier on in the week. Now, in the build-up to the first leg of our Celta Vigo match, those fears are true. The 21-year-old left-back will not play again this season due to an ‘important injury’.
“Shaw has an important injury and we are waiting for one more opinion before the medical department decides what to do,” said Mourinho, as per the BBC.
“But he is out for the season.”
I feel absolutely gutted for the young man. It’s like he simply cannot catch a break for one reason or another. Injuries have practically hampered him severely over the last couple of seasons, and it must be so hard for him to remain strong mentally.
Just when he was working his way back into Mourinho’s plans, this latest blow has set him back further. Now, the focus for him is solely on next season. Will that be with Manchester United? Who knows…
To be brutally honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if the manager does indeed call time on his Old Trafford career. Mourinho loves players who can be available for the large majority of the season, and although supremely talented, I bet he’s not all that impressed with Shaw…