Ralf Rangnick provides injury update on Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw has had a flare-up of an old injury, Ralf Rangnick has confirmed.

After yesterday’s draw, Manchester United’s season is pretty much done and dusted. It’ll take a miracle for us to finish inside the Premier League’s top four, with those Thursday night Europa League games looking set to return.

Although a new manager will likely be in place, many of this squad will remain as there’s simply too much work to undertake in one transfer window.

One player whose future is likely to rest at Old Trafford, at least for the foreseeable future, is Luke Shaw.

The Englishman was visibly struggling with a problem during the first half of yesterday’s draw with Leicester City, before being taken off at the interval.

At full-time yesterday, Rangnick has provided an injury update on Luke Shaw, admitting that it is a reoccurrence of an old injury, something the Englishman was dealing with when he suffered that horrific leg break a few years ago.

“He had some problems last week, when he was with the England team, with his old injury when he had an operation on a broken leg.” Rangnick is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

“This showed up again today. That’s the reason why we had to substitute him at half-time.”

Obviously, our first thought is for Luke, with us hoping that the problem isn’t anything serious as he’s our best left-sided defender.

Secondly, this could provide some explanation as to why Shaw has been struggling of late. Perhaps he’s been nursing this injury quietly for a little while – and it’s now starting to have an effect on his overall game.

There have always been question marks around Shaw. Outside of that twelve-month period where he was arguably the best left-back in the country, the Englishman has often been inconsistent.

That does have us pondering on whether Shaw is someone who we can fully rely upon in a season where we’re pushing hard for the title. I’ll never doubt his ability, talent and skill. But sometimes he just blows hot and cold – and you can’t afford those momentary lapses in concentration when you’re trying to win major honours.

Is Luke Shaw good enough for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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