Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw was stretchered off after suffering a head injury while representing the English national team against Spain at the Wembley Stadium last night. The English talent had an ugly collision with one of the Spanish players which saw him requiring oxygen on the pitch before being stretchered off for further treatment.
The Initial Updates Will Ease Jose Mourinho’s Worries
Despite the initial concerns, the Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate issued a positive statement and was quoted to have said, ‘Luke Shaw is up and talking and will be assessed.’
The 23-year-old also posted an update about his injury on Twitter stating, ‘Thank you for all the love and support I am doing fine and am in the best hands. I’m a fighter so I will be back soon!’
Thank you for all the love and support I am doing fine and am in the best hands. I’m a fighter so I will be back soon! ❤💪🏼
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) September 8, 2018
The early updates have been promising which would calm Mourinho’s worries about the extent of Shaw’s head injury.
The Recent Rise Of Luke Shaw
United fans all over the world would be praying for his speedy recovery as Shaw has been one of Jose Mourinho’s standout players this season. The young left-back has been a bright spark in Man United’s underwhelming season until now and has enjoyed a rich vein of form over the past few weeks which saw him get rewarded with a place in the England squad during this international break.
The Red Devils would depend on him to take up the left-back duties once again as Mourinho’s men try to bounce back from their recent shortcomings in the Premier League.
Luke Shaw has started all four of Man United’s league matches so far and scored a famous winner in their opening night victory against Leicester City. He remains a crucial part of Mourinho’s plans so a severe injury would have been a massive blow for United.
Shaw’s Rapid Recovery: A Big Boost For The Red Devils?
However, the recent positive updates will be a promising sign as the Mancunian outfit need him, now more than ever, to consistently perform in Mourinho’s starting XI. Shaw has been solid defensively while he provides a great outlet down the left flank which was once again evidenced by his performance last night when he put in an excellent ball for Marcus Rashford, who scored to give the Three Lions an early lead in the game.
If he can stay injury-free, the English youngster has the potential to be the best fullback in the Premier League. Let’s hope that Shaw’s recent injury won’t keep him out for long so that the Englishman can recover on time to feature in United’s upcoming fixtures after the international break.