Manchester United Football Club notched up their first win of 2020 last time out, with the Red Devils handily beating a poor Norwich City side at Old Trafford.
Next up is a game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup replay, with a place in the fourth round against either Tranmere Rovers or Watford at stake.
Before then, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met the media to give us all an important team news update. Although this fixture comes way too soon for Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, the Baby Faced Assassin did give us at least a small injury lift… The Norweigan stated that 24-year-old Luke Shaw is ‘not too far away’ from making his comeback following tweaking his hamstring.
‘We have five or six games until then [winter break and we are just going to stick at it and hang in there. I know we won’t see Scott or Paul before the winter break, but Luke Shaw is not too far away.’ Solskjaer told reporters, including the Daily Mail.
Shaw has always confused United fans. After a promising start, it feels as though injuries have totally derailed his career and now we’re looking at a player who is a shadow of his former self.
I feel for the former Southampton man. Overcoming such a serious injury as a leg-break was never going to be easy, but he just looks less confident (which is to be expected, in truth). Now, with the re-emergence of Brandon Williams, perhaps it’s time for the 24-year-old to move on and be given a new lease of life elsewhere.
That said, Shaw can still do an important job for Solskjaer and United for the season’s remainder – particularly as we’re still fighting it out on four fronts…
This is the second piece of good news on the injury front this week as Eric Bailly is also closing in on a first-team return.