Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw has made a comeback to training after an extended period of injury, as announced by the club on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old left-back encountered a “muscle issue” early in the season, but he is now back in full training in preparation for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Everton.
Shaw’s absence posed a challenge at left-back, compounded by Tyrell Malacia’s season-long injury. To address this, Sergio Reguilon was loaned from Tottenham as an additional option for the position. Sofyan Amrabat, Diogo Dalot, and Victor Lindelof have also stepped in to cover.
As a crucial contributor to United’s success last season, Shaw’s presence has been missed, especially during the team’s uneven start to the current campaign. They are on the brink of Champions League elimination and have faced setbacks in five out of their first 12 Premier League matches, currently occupying the sixth position in the standings.
In addition to Shaw’s return, the club faces other injury concerns ahead of their upcoming match against Everton. Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund joined the list of absentees before the international break, while goalkeeper Andre Onana sustained an injury during Cameroon duty.
United is set to face Galatasaray next week at the bottom of their Champions League group, understanding that a defeat would eliminate them from the competition.