Luke Shaw

Shaw withdraws from the England squad

Luke Shaw has withdrawn from the England squad and is returning to Manchester United, meaning the in-form defender will miss the two UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain.

The 23-year-old’s exit from the Three Lions' camp was announced by The FA on Monday evening, and he will now return to the Aon Training Complex for treatment.

It remains to be seen if Shaw will be available for the Reds’ anticipated return to action on Saturday 20 October, against Jose Mourinho’s former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
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Luke’s departure from the England squad is a small setback in what has, so far, been an excellent season, after some superb performances at left-back with United.

Those good displays prompted Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate to recall the defender in September and hand him a first international appearance since March 2017. An aerial collision led to him being taken off on a stretcher against Spain, but the problem was thankfully not as bad as initially feared and he only missed his country's clash with Switzerland and United's win at Watford.

In recognition of his good form on the flank, both in defence and attack, supporters have twice voted him the club’s official Player of the Month, for August and September. Rather than resting on his laurels, he is determined to kick on and maintain form in what could be a vital campaign in his career.

“We’re professionals and I won’t get carried away,”
Shaw said in United Review at the weekend.
“I’ll just keep doing my job, keep working hard, keep doing what the manager and coaching staff say. 

“I still want to improve and I still feel like I can improve massively, so that’s what I want to do, improve as a player and a person off the pitch as well and help the team out as much as possible.”

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