It has been confirmed that Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw, has returned to first-team training with the Red Devils and will soon be available for matches.
The 28-year-old London-born left-back suffered a muscle injury in August. The length of his absence and actually specific injury issue was left undisclosed by the club and manager, Erik the Hag.
He has been missing for three months but the former Southampton defender full-back, who has had his time at Old Trafford plagued with injuries such as a broken leg earlier in his United career, is now back in first-team training.
Shaw, who moved to Manchester United for a fee believed to be in the region of £30 million from Southampton during the 2014 summer transfer window, will be a key and welcome addition back to the United squad after injuries have caused major issues for their performances and results throughout this season.
The likes of Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Sergio Reguilon have all added to defensive injury concerns throughout the season so Shaw’s return is much-needed and well-timed.
The England international, who scored The Three Lions’ opener in the final of UEFA EURO 2020, will likely be eased back into first-team action and it is unknown as to whether he will be available to face the intense crowd of Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon as Manchester United face Everton in their first match back following the November international break.
Shaw has 31 caps for his country and his return will also be a welcome boost for England manager Gareth Southgate. Southgate has his own issues at left-back with the England side. Fikayo Tomori played out of position there against Malta last week before Rico Lewis made his international debut at left-back in Skopje against North Macedonia.
Despite generally poor performances throughout the campaign, Manchester United have won four of their last five Premier League matches.