Shaw hasn’t appeared for Man United in over two months having suffered a horrific double broken leg in the Reds 2-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven in September and is working hard on his recovery. The left-back is expected to miss the majority of the season due to the injury but is still a hugely important part of the squad.
The 20-year-old had started the season extremely well and was one of United’s most consistent players before he got injured. Fans had become accustomed to seeing Shaw’s rampaging runs down the left wing as he had begun to prove just how good a player he is before the dreaded challenge from Hector Moreno away in Eindhoven.
United fans are desperate to see Shaw back in action as soon as possible. Louis van Gaal still doesn’t seem to have found a replacement for the full-back, as a host of players have been tried in the same position in the youngster’s absence. The likes of Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Ashley Young have all been deployed at left-back, but none seem to have had the impact that Shaw did at the start of the campaign.
The former Southampton man will be hoping he can work himself back to full fitness as soon as possible to give himself a chance of representing England at next summer’s European Championships. Shaw’s performances for United meant he was starting for his country before he was ruled out of action and if he is able to get a good run of games in before the end of the season, there is no reason why he can’t be the nation’s first-choice left-back for a hugely important tournament.