Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw react to United's 3-1 win against Brentford

Injured Manchester United duo Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw have reacted to their teammates’ 3-1 win against Brentford.

In the build up to last night’s clash at the Brentford Community Stadium, the Reds interim boss Ralf Rangnick gave an update on the injuries the pair had picked up.

The German explained that Cavani and Shaw had to both pull out following a couple of small injury problems they had picked up in training.

“Edinson had to drop out after training yesterday,” Rangnick told MUTV.

“He had a muscular problem, so for me, it was logical.”


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The Uruguayan’s absence meant that Cristiano Ronaldo, who had missed the last two games against Aston Villa with a hip problem, came straight back into the starting line-up.

On Shaw’s absence, Rangnick said: “Luke, unfortunately, also had to pull out after yesterday’s training. He had some hamstring problems after yesterday’s training session.”

With United facing West Ham in just two days time, it would be a surprise to see either Cavani or Shaw return for the clash, with a return more likely coming after the international break.

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Just like every supporter, the pair would have probably been worried after our first half showing against the Bees, but we were a different animal in the second half.

Goals from Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford killed the game off and ensured we got back to winning ways in the Premier League.

Cavani and Shaw showed their support to the team with posts added onto their Instagram stories.

Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho was absent against Thomas Frank’s side due to personal reasons with Rangnick stating: “A close family member passed away and the funeral was today so Jadon asked to not be part of the squad.”

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