Luke Shaw hoping to make his bow against West Ham this weekend.
Manchester United left back Luke Shaw is hoping to make his debut for the Red Devils this weekend, report the Daily Star, after the teenager’s Old Trafford career was delayed by an injury he picked up in the final training session before their opening match of the season against Swansea City.
Shaw joined United this summer from Southampton for a world record fee for a teenager, but is yet to make his debut after picking up an injury, with reports also suggesting that manager Louis van Gaal had been less than impressed with the fitness of the young Englishman.
With United’s defensive crisis reaching ridiculous levels with van Gaal having called up youngsters Tom Thorpe and Paddy McNair from the academy, however, Shaw could be involved this weekend – although that is more likely to be from the bench, with Marcos Rojo set to continue at left back.
Shaw will be desperate to return, having suggested that the injury had hit him hard as the first serious knock of his fledgling professional career:
“The injury got me down a little bit as I’ve never been injured for so long before. I was a bit annoyed but I’ve been back in training now for a couple of weeks.”
The left back is also keen to avoid any future injuries and hopes to be involved regularly for United between now and the end of a season that fans will be hoping improves from here:
“I’m back up now, raring to go and hoping to stay injury-free and fit for the rest of the season.”