You learn something new every day: Luke Shaw has been dealing with tendon damage in his wrist over the last few weeks.
There is no denying that last season, Shaw was the best left-back in the Premier League – with Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell a close second. That meant Gareth Southgate’s decision to overlook both players for England’s EURO2020 opener against Croatia was met with plenty of perplexed looks on faces.
United target Kieran Trippier started at left-back instead, despite the fact he usually plays on the right flank.
We have a better idea why that was the case now, thanks to a report from the Manchester Evening News claiming Shaw has suffered tendon damage in his wrist. However, it is carefully stated in the article that the injury did not keep him out of the 1-0 win over Croatia.
The report also outlines that Shaw will be ‘managing’ the problem at the tournament rather than returning the Manchester. That may suggest it’s not too serious and he will be able to play for England at this summer’s tournament.
United skipper Harry Maguire travelled with the squad despite being injured.