Man Utd star could miss crunch Arsenal game after being dealt injury blow
Man Utd full-back Luke Shaw is facing a race against time to be fit to face Arsenal after being ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring injury
Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw is facing a race against time to be fit to face Arsenal after being ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring injury, according to talkSPORT.
Shaw once again started at left-back for United against Palace on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a solid start to the game but he required treatment after pulling up clutching his hamstring midway through the first half.
The England international tried to carry on but was eventually forced off and was replaced by Ashley Young in the 34th minute shortly after Jordan Ayew’s goal had given the visitors the lead at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said in his post-match interview that he was hopeful the injury wasn’t serious and the Man Utd boss even suggested he hadn’t given up hope of Shaw being available for this weekend’s trip to Southampton.
However, talkSPORT claims that scans have revealed the injury is more serious than first thought and the 24-year-old defender is now expected to be on the sidelines for around a month.
The news will come as a big blow to United as it means Shaw is now set to miss Saturday’s clash with Southampton at St Mary’s as well as the subsequent games against Leicester City and West Ham after the upcoming international break.
The left-back is also facing a race against time to be fit for Man Utd’s crucial clash with Arsenal at the end of September in a game that could have a big say on who eventually finishes inside the top four this season.
United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are expected to battle-it-out for third and fourth this year and just six points separated the four sides last season so the games between them are going to be pivotal this campaign.
Solskjaer will be praying Shaw makes a swift recovery as he’s been a key player under his stewardship but United will fear the full-back takes longer than expected to overcome the hamstring problem as he’s been blighted by injury woes throughout his five years at Old Trafford.
Young replaced Shaw during the 2-1 defeat to Palace on Saturday and the versatile veteran is expected to have a run in the first team as Diogo Dalot is also on the sidelines through injury.
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