Manchester United have officially announced today that Luke Shaw will be sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury that was picked up in the 3-1 win against Everton on the weekend.
Some of the club’s supporters are massively disappointed after the setback, with Shaw looking very encouraging for the Red Devils as of late.
The England international bagged an assist for Bruno Fernandes’ brilliant header against the Toffees, which was his second in as many games after teeing up the side’s sole goal in the defeat to Istanbul.
Shaw was replaced by highly-rated defender Axel Tuanzebe in the 67th minute of the encounter against the Merseyside outfit due to the knock.
It’s reported that United could now be without the 25-year-old for six games, half of which are in the Premier League and the other half against their Champions League group stage opponents.
Here’s how some Manchester United fans reacted to Shaw’s unlucky setback:
Been great lately, shame he’s so injury prone
— Mark G (@mark_v1) November 10, 2020
Just when he was on a good form, such an unlucky player, hope he recovers and gains his form back too
— Alif (@alif_drestik) November 10, 2020
I thought it was a knock man’s been excellent lately
— tdshxdtukcxs nufz (@baaleofabuja) November 10, 2020
Been actually pretty good, better aerially than Lindelof.
Its annoying that he always gets injured when he’s playing well. Hope Telles wont make us miss him. Brandon hopefully comes back too
— IceClimber (@rapsodos) November 10, 2020
He is been playing his best recently! Get well soon Luke.
— Jackson Esé (@Ese_Oghene01) November 10, 2020
Just when he was getting better as well. Really do feel for him
— Dylan Ahmed (@DylanAhmed09) November 10, 2020
Every time he’s on a good run of form this happens ?????, thank god we got Telles
— Nick ?? (@PeruvianPrick6) November 10, 2020
United do add that summer signing Alex Telles is now available again after being out due to testing positive for Covid-19, with academy graduate Brandon Williams the other natural left-back option.
It’s a real shame to see Shaw suffer his first injury for the Red Devils in just over a year, the ace finally looked as though he’d overcome the injury-proneness that hindered the first few years of his United career before this devastating blow.
The fact that this unfortunate injury came just before the international break should soften the blow to United a little though, Shaw has two weeks where he can he fully focus on is recovery – with no pressure that he needs to return as the Red Devils won’t be in action.