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Manchester United Defensive Crisis Worsens As Luke Shaw Joins List Of Eight On Sidelines

Luke Shaw joins seven other Manchester United stars on the treatment table after Arsenal game…

Manchester United’s defensive crisis has worsened once again, with summer signing Luke Shaw leaving the Emirates Stadium on crutches following his side’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal.

The former Southampton man is now the eighth senior player on the treatment table, as reported by the Evening Standard.

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Shaw was snapped leaving the ground sporting a protective boot on Saturday, needing crutches to walk after suffering a first half injury in a collision with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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Ahead of the clash there were doubts over 12 first team players, although Angel di Maria, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, and David de Gea were all eventually passed fit to play.

Shaw was forced off after just 15 minutes however, with Young continuing at left wing-back.

The English full-back joins Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Rafael, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Radamel Falcao, and Jesse Lingard on the treatment table and Louis van Gaal’s defensive worries are growing by the day.

A number of players are expected back in December, but the Dutch manager will surely be looking at bringing reinforcements into the club this January.

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