Luke Shaw is expected to return to Manchester United training in the next seven to 10 days after six months out with a broken leg, according to The Telegraph.
The 20-year-old full-back has not played since suffering a double fracture in September’s Champions League defeat to PSV Eindhoven, but is making good progress.
The Telegraph reports that the England full-back is hopeful of featuring before the end of the season, with time running out to prove his fitness for Euro 2016.
But The Telegraph understands that United have designed a specially tailored fitness programme which will ensure that he is fit again for the start of next campaign.
England manager Roy Hodgson has suggested that Shaw could still be in contention to make his squad if he plays before the end of the season, as Sky Sports reports.
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But, if the United medical staff are looking to be more cautious with Shaw’s rehabilitation, the defender’s hopes of making the plane to France appear to be very slim.
Danny Rose’s performances across this week’s friendlies against Germany and Netherlands have gone a long way to securing the Tottenham Hotspur star’s inclusion.
With Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand, Everton’s Leighton Baines and Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs also recently capped, there would be little sense for Hodgson to risk Shaw.
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