Luke Shaw injury: England and Man United provide updates as unlucky left-back flies home

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Luke Shaw has been unlucky when it comes to injuries.

The Manchester United left-back missed eight months of last season with a twice-broken right leg.

Considering Shaw’s troubled past with injuries, it should come as no surprise to hear that he was flown home from England’s training camp ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

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However, according to the FA and an official United statement, the 21-year-old is not injured.

Apparently, the former Southampton starlet has just come back to Manchester as a precautionary measure after being rested during a Three Lions training session.

United fans will be relieved if Shaw is fit for next weekend’s Manchester Derby.

Shaw has not yet missed a minute of Premier League action this summer and has featured in all four senior games since Jose Mourinho took charge this summer.

Danny Rose is expected to start in Shaw’s place at left-back as England begin the Sam Allardyce era against a familiar opponent.

England have played Slovakia four times since 2002, winning three and drawing one of those matches.

Their last meeting was a 0-0 at Euro 2016.

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