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Injury update on Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensah

by Leo Nieboer

Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were seen at Carrington ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League semi-final clash with Celta Vigo on Thursday but did not train after both received long-term injuries in the last week.

Shaw, who had recently promised supporters he would fight for his place at Old Trafford, damaged his foot ligaments against Swansea City and will be out for the season.

Fosu-Mensah suffered a dislocated shoulder during the dying stages of Man United’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines as a result.

ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, observing United’s Wednesday training session, confirmed that Shaw was on crutches and in a protective boot, whilst Fosu-Mensah was no longer wearing a sling.

Shaw will reportedly see a specialist to determine the exact nature and length of his injury, but it appears he will miss out on the rest of United’s season – a time that he would have wanted to dedicate to impressing Mourinho in a bid to consolidate his place in the starting XI, rather than being sat on a treatment table.

He will hope to resume full fitness ahead of the European Under-21 Championship, starting on June 16, in an attempt to convince Mourinho to keep him in his plans ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

Fosu-Mensah will have to be patient ahead of what promises to be a long-recovery process following a painful injury, but seeing him already out of his sling – something that, actually, as those of you who watch his Instagram stories will know, has been gone for a number of days – can only be a positive thing.

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