Following Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Watford, it emerged that Shaw had been playing the match with a long-standing groin injury which flared up and had caused him to play through the pain barrier.
Despite that, Shaw was criticised by Jose Mourinho for poor positioning which contributed to Watford’s second goal and although the Man United manager was correct, saying that in public has come into criticism of its own but even worse than that is the idea we’ll be missing Shaw for the best part of a month.
It’s unusual to be so reliant on individuals for a style of play, particularly when that player is a left-back, but I’m not sure there are many more crucial players than Shaw for United this season. We simply have nobody else in the squad who can come close to offering the full package as much as he does, especially not Marcos Rojo who is likely to deputise if he is absent.
We’ll bring you any further updates on Shaw’s injury this week and hopefully there will be some good news because with three losses in a row and Leicester City coming up on Saturday, the last thing United need is Shaw to be injured.