Manchester United have confirmed that the club’s left-back Luke Shaw will be out of football for a month because of a hamstring injury he sustained in the club’s match against Everton on Saturday, November 7.
The match was Luke Shaw’s seventh start for Manchester United within 22 days. The English footballer was not able to complete United’s meeting with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. He had to limp off the pitch late in the second half.
After the match, the manager of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, told the press that Luke Shaw’s injury looked bad but was not able to confirm the nature of the 25-year-old defender’s injury.
The player had to be examined afterward and it was discovered that he has sustained a hamstring injury which could take him a month to fully recover from. This means that the English footballer would use the FIFA international break to get treatment.
According to a statement published on the official website of Manchester United, the injury could force Luke Shaw to miss Manchester United‘s league matches against West Brom on November 21, Southampton on November 29, and West Ham on December 2.
He could also miss United’s Champions League matches against Istanbul Basaksehir on November 24, Paris St Germain on December 2, and RB Leipzig on December 8.
“Our no.23 picked up a hamstring injury during Saturday’s 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park”, Manchester United’s statement announced on Tuesday.
“Shaw, who assisted Bruno Fernandes‘s equalizer in that game, had to be substituted for Axel Tuanzebe midway through the second half.
“It can now be confirmed that the 25-year-old is set for a spell on the sidelines, meaning he could miss upcoming Premier League games against West Brom, Southampton and West Ham, as well as Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.”
We're all wishing you a speedy recovery, @LukeShaw23! 💪#MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 10, 2020
Before the injury, Luke Shaw had played 10 matches in all competitions this season in which the left-back provided two assists, one in the Champions League and the other in the Premier League. His current contract with Manchester United will expire in June 2023.
Alex Telles has fully recovered from COVID-19 to replace Luke Shaw
Meanwhile, Manchester United have also confirmed that the club’s new signing Alex Telles has fully recovered from the dreaded coronavirus he contracted a few days after he made his only appearance for United.
His only appearance for United came against Paris Saint Germain on October 20 in a UEFA Champions League Group H match which ended 1-2 in favor of United.
The 27-year-old Brazilian left-back joined Manchester United from FC Porto during the 2020 summer transfer window. He is expected to take the place of Luke Shaw when the Premier League returns from the international break on November 21.