Manchester United suffered a major blow when it emerged Luke Shaw would be out of action for an extended period through injury.
The England defender has suffered a muscle injury but little else has been disclosed about it. Speaking at Friday’s press conferenceErik Ten Hag said:
“We can’t make (exact details) that personal these days. For a time they will be away, where Luke will be longer (than) Mason.
With Mason Mount is expected to be out for around 4-6 weeks, that would put Shaw just beyond that, at around 2 months. By then United will have kicked off their Premier League campaign, so the timing of a midweek game coupled with a weekend game will heavily depend on whether Wan-Bissaka and Dalot are injury-free or won’t strike until then.
Luke Shaw’s injury adds to a depressing list of injuries the Red Devils are currently suffering from. Alone at left-back, Tyrell Malacia is set to be out for a few more weeks, which leaves Diogo Dalot as the only realistic option available at left-back. The other is Alvaro Fernandez, who has yet to make his competitive debut for United and could leave Old Trafford himself in the coming days.
In the event of an emergency, United would consider moving Ryan Bertrand as a free agent.