Luke Shaw in action at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer's injury update on Shaw and Martial

Saturday 24 August 2019 18:19

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an injury update on Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial after both players picked up injuries against Crystal Palace.

The Reds were beaten 2-1 by the Eagles after a dramatic finale at Old Trafford, where Jordan Ayew opened the scoring in the first half. Marcus Rashford hit a post from the penalty spot when trying to level in the second half, before Daniel James eventually restored parity late on. Frustratingly, just moments later, Patrick van Aanholt netted an injury-time winner for the visitors.

Shaw had contributed a lot to United’s attacking efforts before he was forced off in the aftermath of Ayew’s goal, when unable to shake off a problem he sustained while making a sustained sprint.
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The injury was a blow for Shaw, who did not misplace a single one of his 14 passes during his time on the pitch - 12 of which came in the opposition half, and two were considered ‘key passes’ by Opta.

“We’ll do the scans tomorrow but he felt something in his hamstring,” said Solskjaer in his press conference. “Hopefully, it won’t be too bad and I hope he is going to be back for Southampton.”

Ashley Young came on in Shaw’s place at Old Trafford to make his first competitive appearance of the season. Fellow defenders Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah are already on the sidelines, but Shaw will hope to be available for the trip to his former club Southampton next weekend.

Solskjaer also suggested in our interview that Anthony Martial’s problem might not be serious, after the France international was forced to limp his way through the final minutes of the match. 

Our no.9 was visibly in pain while standing out wide on the right-hand side and could barely take part in the team’s play, as the Reds attempted to score a second equaliser at Old Trafford. 

When asked to provide an update on Shaw and Martial, Ole told us: “We'll have to wait and see. Hopefully they won't be too bad and maybe we can have them training during the week.”

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