Luke Shaw set to miss up to 10 Manchester United matches with hamstring injury

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw could miss the club’s next ten fixtures after scan results showed he has sustained a hamstring strain during the side’s win against Everton on Saturday.

The England defender set-up Bruno Fernandes’ equaliser but he was taken off midway through the first half after pulling up after a sprint to defend an Everton counter-attack.

Shaw has played every minute of Manchester United’s Premier League season so far and he’s recorded two assists in his last two games.

However, the Athletic report that he will miss at least the next month of action and it’s likely that his absence will be around six weeks.

United face West Brom after the international break before playing Istanbul Basaksehir and Southampton in the remainder of November.

With a worst-case scenario projecting that Shaw will return shortly after Christmas, the defender stands to miss fixtures against PSG, West Ham, RB Leipzig, Manchester City, Sheffield United, Leeds United and Everton.

Shaw will hope to return sooner than the six-week prognosis but should he remain out for that time then he will target a Boxing Day fixture away at Leicester City for his return.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was furious after Saturday’s win that he’d lost Shaw to injury and he blasted the scheduling of Premier League fixtures, particularly for clubs competing in Europe.

‘These boys deserve better,’ said Solskjaer.

‘Luke Shaw has got injured because of it. It’s a hamstring which might be a long one and Marcus Rashford might be struggling.

‘The authorities set us up to fail, who is responsible? We’ve had enough of that. Players this season, in these times, a pandemic, mentally and physically it’s draining. Let us play on a Sunday, there’s an international break after this, it’s a joke.’

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