Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan back in contention for Leicester clash

by Tanveer Arayan

Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are back in contention for Manchester United’s matchday squad against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

The Englishman picked up a slight groin tear following Man United’s loss to Watford last weekend and was expected to be sidelined for around two to three weeks.

However, he is allegedly willing to play through the pain and has handed the Portuguese boss a big injury boost ahead of the clash, but Mourinho is said to be wary about playing him.

Mkhitaryan on the other hand, was rushed back into action early against Manchester City after picking up an injury and wasn’t given the time to completely recover.

He has only started one game in the Premier League since his arrival and hasn’t been able to find his feet under Jose Mourinho in England.

You would think after the Mkhitaryan situation, Mourinho has learnt the consequences of rushing players back into action after picking up an injury, Shaw should be given the time to rest and get fit even though we don’t currently have a readymade replacement to fill the gap at left-back.

Marcos Rojo featured against Feyenoord in the Europa League and against Northampton Town in the EFL Cup, producing two unconvincing performances in both showings.

He will have some big decisions to make regarding his squad and hopes are he doesn’t risk playing Shaw until he is match fit.

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