United star Luke Shaw provides hopeful injury outlook

Luke Shaw

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw says he’s not badly hurt after suffering an injury against Everton.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has revealed his injury sustained during United’s 2-1 victory over Everton is not serious.

The full England international has only recently returned from a hamstring injury which ruled him out of the Red Devils’ start to the new campaign.

Hoping to get a run of games under his belt, the 19-year-old’s second game in a United shirt was cut short as he was replaced after 70 minutes following a knock on his knee.

Fortunately for the former Southampton prodigy, it appears the injury is nothing serious as he told the Manchester United official website of his expected return to training and the likelihood of representing the England U21s.

"It's not a bad injury, it's a dead leg on my knee," he explained. "I felt it in the first 20 minutes when I got caught but it carried on during the game so I thought it was probably best to come off before it gets any worse.

"I spoke with the doctor and obviously the manager as well and both feel it's best that I do go [with the England Under-21s] as it's not an injury that is going to keep me out. Hopefully, I should be training in the next couple of days and can get another two games of 90 minutes each.

United’s victory over the Toffees takes them up to fourth place in the Premier League table, eight points behind table-toppers Chelsea.

As for Shaw, he will be hoping to continue his fledging career by helping the England Under-21 side overcome Croatia in a two-legged play-off as the young Three Lions bid to reach next year’s Championships in the Czech Republic.

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