Luke Shaw’s injury sustained in Manchester United’s defeat to Palace does not look good.
The Times report Shaw is facing ‘at least’ a month out with the hamstring injury. He is undergoing further tests.
The report states the worst case scenario is Shaw could be out as long as to miss the October 19 clash with Liverpool.
There have been calls for fans for young talent Brandon Williams to step up.
Diogo Dalot is also dealing with an unspecified injury which has caused him to miss all three of United’s matchday squads to start the season.
Ashley Young is most likely to replace Shaw. But he’s an uninspired choice. And what if something happens to him?
Matteo Darmian? Marcos Rojo? Please no. Fans are calling for young talent Brandon Williams to get a chance.
Ethan Laird is dealing with an injury, and Williams should become an option with his ability to play at both full-back positions.
Williams turns 19 at the start of September and this would be an ideal season for him to make the leap forward.
He travelled to PSG with United in the Champions League last season, and is at least on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s radar.
Solskjaer told the MEN at the time: “Brandon is a full-back who can play both sides, quick. It’s the first time he travels with us, he didn’t expect to come, but that’s part of being here that suddenly you’re called upon, why you’re in the academy.”
Now he could be called upon again, if Dalot remains out injured.
Williams has been part of United’s under-23 side this season, which won 4-0 away at Newcastle on Friday.
We have said before that Shaw needs added competition. This could be Williams’ chance to make a name for himself.
Supporters have been talking up Williams and pleading for Solskjaer to give him a first team chance in reaction to Shaw’s latest setback…
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