Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he had to ‘protect’ Luke Shaw but believes he will be available for Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Tottenham on Sunday.
Shaw was taken off for Alex Telles at half-time of United’s 2-0 away victory in the first-leg of the Europa League quarter-final against Granada.
The England international, arguably United’s player of the season, is now suspended for the second-leg at Old Trafford in a weeks time after receiving a booking.
Captain Harry Maguire and midfielder Scott McTominay are also ruled out for the second leg after yellow cards but United’s two goal advantage allows Solskjaer to rotate without concern.
The standout moment of quality in the first-leg tie was Marcus Rashford’s goal to open the scoring on the half-hour mark.
Rashford was exquisitely picked out by a long-range through ball by man-of-the-match Victor Lindelof and finished cooly after superb control.
Solskjaer was delighted with the role both players played in what he described as a ‘top, top quality’ goal.
🗣️ Ole explains Shaw sub and delights at Rashford's goal.
"That's a top, top quality goal" #MUFC
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