Erik ten Hag confirms huge injury blow as Man Utd star faces ‘complicated’ recovery

Luke Shaw has suffered a setback in his recovery from injury and is now a major doubt to make England’s squad for Euro 2024.

Shaw had returned to training following a thigh injury and there was hope he would play again before the end of Manchester United ’s campaign. The left-back has been sidelined since coming off during United’s 2-1 win over Luton on February 18 and has missed 15 matches, giving Erik ten Hag a selection headache.

United travel to Brighton to finish their Premier League campaign on Sunday before facing Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley the following weekend. Asked whether Shaw and his England team-mate Harry Maguire would be available, Ten Hag gave a worrying reply on Thursday

Ten Hag has been without Tyrell Malacia all season due to injury and has been forced to field players out of position in recent months at left-back. Gareth Southgate is set to name his preliminary 26-man England squad for Euro 2024 on Tuesday and Shaw faces a race against time to make it.

Ben Chilwell started England’s last two friendlies, against Brazil and Belgium in March, and would appear to be the likely beneficiary if Shaw cannot recover in time, but he himself has been struggling with knee issues recently. England have friendlies against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland in early June before kicking off their tournament against Serbia on June 16. Levi Colwill and Kieran Trippier are other options for Southgate at left-back.

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