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Southgate keeps England door open for Shaw after United left-back gets overlooked again

Luke Shaw did not get a call up for the England squad and Gareth Southgate has been asked if the door is open for the left-back to return to the squad ahead of Euro 2021, which is scheduled to take place next summer.

The Manchester United defender had a good season last term but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still felt the need to sign a left-back this summer.

Alex Telles arrives from FC Porto and the Brazilian is expected to be more efficient in the final third than Shaw has been.

But for England, you’d expect Shaw to be in the squad.

What chance does he have making the Euro squad if he’s not able to make the pre-tournament match squads? Especially at a time that his place in the United team is under question.

England manager Gareth Southgate spoke to the media before England’s Nations League clash against Belgium. He was asked about the chances of a Shaw recall after the United defender was overlooked again.

“The door is certainly open,” Southgate said, according to Simon Peach’s tweet. “I don’t think we’ve ever closed the door on any player — & we certainly wouldn’t on Luke. He’s more than capable of being the best left-back in the country in my opinion.”

Southgate has given Shaw hope at the very least, that he can get back into the England fold which could steer him in the right direction as he will need to put in better performances for United.

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