Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he will give Luke Shaw as much time as possible to recover from an ankle injury ahead of Sunday’s game against Leicester.
The 25-year-old has missed the last three games after picking up the problem in the 2-2 draw against Southampton, and his absence has been keenly felt.
Supporters on Twitter are hoping Shaw returns to fitness for the crunch game at the King Power Stadium:
This means Luke is back then?
— Mutty Felly (@Mutty_Felly) July 24, 2020
Same here. We need him making those overlapping runs down the left and linking up with our Rashy. He is a great attacking outlet.
— Claire Williams (@Clairadactel) July 24, 2020
Shaw must not be out, I beg
— Mel🍫 (@melanieUTD) July 24, 2020
hope he is keeping his cards close to his chest
I will take luke with one leg and a walking stick on Sunday, pls
— Karthik Subbu (@KartiSr) July 24, 2020
Start Luke Shaw plss
— Abdul Basit (@AbdulBa94561027) July 24, 2020
Luke Shaw please
— Arap (@mkenyaalis) July 24, 2020
So no Luke shaw 🤦
— KiNGO (@animr_news1) July 24, 2020
Play luke shaw on one leg and he’ll have a better game than Brandon
— Salt (@SaltedRant) July 24, 2020
Shaw has not always been a favourite among United fans but the limitations of the likes of Brandon Williams and Timothy Fosu-Mensah playing on the left-hand side have highlighted the importance of the ex-Southampton defender.
Solskjaer’s noncommital answer, when asked about the fullback, doesn’t really provide us with a clue. The Norwegian has been very successful in keeping opponents guessing in regards to his team selection this season. It’s likely, though, a decision on Shaw’s participation will not be made until the final minute.