Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said that he hopes to be fit for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
The 19-year-old left-back is doubtful for the match in North London after suffering a hamstring injury during England’s friendly international against Scotland at Celtic Park in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Shaw was substituted in the second half, but the former Southampton star has admitted that he is not sure if he will regain his fitness by Saturday.
“I picked up a few knocks during the game and my left hamstring, which I hurt at the start of the season, I could feel a little bit,” he told Sky Sports.
“We had a discussion at half-time over whether to bring me off then but it was a game I didn’t want to come off in so I played the extra 15 minutes and then Roy decided to sub me off. We will just have to see but I am hoping to be fit (for Saturday’s game).”
Shaw’s injury will be a big blow for United, but it will come as a bigger disappointment to the player himself.
The £30 million summer signing struggled with injuries at the start of the 2014-15 season, but in recent weeks he had established himself as a first-team regular for Louis van Gaal’s side.
In six Premier League appearances so far this season, Shaw has created five chances, and has a 84% pass accuracy and a 100% shot accuracy.