Man United are keen to look at the fitness of Luke Shaw ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United squad is shaping up nicely. That said, at this moment in time, the Reds coaches are working with a young squad in pre-season due to the fact that several senior stars carried out international duty this summer.
Amongst those players who won’t be returning for a fortnight or so yet is Luke Shaw. The left-back played (and scored) in the EURO 2020 final just over a week ago. Understandably, he needs a holiday.
However, Shaw has now emerged as an injury concern, according to The Telegraph. Apparently, Shaw suffered broken ribs in England’s game against Germany – though he’d soldier on and play in another three games for the Three Lions after the fact.
Understandably, United are now ‘desperate’ to assess the fitness of their key star ahead of the domestic campaign starting next month.
You’d like to think that Shaw playing through the pain barrier indicates that the problem isn’t too serious. Particularly now as he’ll be allowing his body to rest up for the next few weeks.
This is testament to Shaw’s incredible character and toughness, though. Putting your body in any sort of pain is never easy, though it just goes to show how strong-willed our left-back is.
I’ll forever be in awe of what Shaw has achieved. To come back from that horrific double leg-break, to now be playing at a level where many believe he’s the best left-back in the world is just incredible.
Hopefully, this is just a precautionary measure on United’s part and fingers crossed Shaw will be ready to go at the season’s start.
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