Man Utd’s Fresh Injury Blow: Star Set To Miss Rest Of Season With Ligament Damage

By on May 2, 2017

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Manchester United have suffered a fresh injury blow with Luke Shaw set to miss the rest of the season after damaging ligaments in his foot at the weekend, according to the Daily Mail.

Shaw has endured another frustrating campaign but has been working his way back in to Jose Mourinho’s good books in recent weeks and was recalled to the starting eleven for United’s clash with Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

However, the 21-year-old was forced off inside the opening ten minutes during the 1-1 draw after suffering a foot problem and Mourinho admitted after the game he was expecting the injury to be serious.

It appears those fears have been realised as the Daily Mail claim that Shaw is being sent to see a specialist after initial scans on Monday confirmed he has damaged ligaments in his foot.

It’s not yet clear how long Shaw will be sidelined for until the specialist determines the full extent of the injury but the Telegraph claim the full-back has already acknowledged he won’t play again this season.

A full time-scale is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours but the newspaper says that United’s doctors believe Shaw will be ruled out for at least four weeks.

The news will come as yet another blow to Mourinho as he’s already without Marcos Rojo for the rest of the season due to a serious knee ligament injury while Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are also facing a race against time to get themselves fit before the end of the campaign.

Eric Bailly also limped out of the 1-1 draw with Swansea due to an ankle problem but United are hopeful for better news regarding the Ivory Coast international.

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Shaw’s injury means United have severe problems in defence as they head in to the crucial final few weeks of the season and Mourinho will have to assess his options ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg against Celta Vigo.

The Red Devils then face a trip to Arsenal on Sunday which will be crucial in their quest to finish in the top four so it looks as though United may have to priroitise between the Premier League and Europe over the coming weeks.

A positive first leg result against Celta on Thursday could see Mourinho opt to rest some of his key men for the trip to the Emirates while the Portuguese coach has already admitted he might be forced to play his youngsters during the final weeks of the league season.

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