Luke Shaw’s return to training is a welcome development for Manchester United ahead of their upcoming Premier League fixtures. The left-back has been sidelined since August due to a muscle injury, missing the team’s last 16 matches across all competitions.
His absence from the pitch has been notable, with his last appearance dating back to the 2-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the second gameweek of the Premier League season.
As Manchester United prepares to resume Premier League action with a Sunday clash against Everton (kick-off at 4:30 pm), followed by a Champions League encounter with Galatasaray and a league fixture against Newcastle United the following Saturday (kick-off at 8 pm), Shaw’s return to training adds a significant boost.
In an official statement, Manchester United confirmed the positive development: “Manchester United have received a major boost ahead of the return to Premier League action, with Luke Shaw back in training.
Our cameras at Carrington have captured images of the left-back working with the main group, in advance of Sunday’s game at Everton (16:30 GMT kick-off).
The England international suffered what was described as a ‘muscle issue’ in August. The injury curtailed Shaw’s start to the season, as he had only appeared in the opening two games of 2023/24, against Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur.”
Currently occupying the sixth position in the Premier League table after 12 matches, Erik ten Hag’s side is one point and one place above Newcastle. Everton, the upcoming opponents for Manchester United, is striving to rebound from a recent 10-point deduction imposed for breaching Premier League financial rules.
This deduction places The Toffees in the relegation zone but within striking distance of safety, with a superior goal difference compared to the teams around them.