There is one positive piece of injury news for Manchester United
Luke Shaw is closing in on a return for Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.
Solskjaer told the club’s official website that ‘Luke is improving’, and that there is a possibility he features against Arsenal on Monday.
Shaw has finally returned to full training, having suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace at the end of August.
With Anthony Martial still a doubt and Paul Pogba sustaining a fresh injury against Rochdale – more here – Shaw’s imminent return is one positive piece of news.
What does this mean for United?
While not 100 per cent to start against Arsenal, this is a positive step forward and allows United to select the first choice back four for the first time in over a month.
Ashley Young, Marcos Rojo and Brandon Williams have all filled in for Shaw at left-back during his absence.
If Shaw is not given the green light to face Arsenal then it is likely that Young will get the nod.
Whoever starts at left-back will be up against Arsenal’s £72 million record signing Nicolas Pepe. It is a duel which could decide the match-up.
Pepe has had a slow start for the Gunners but scored his first goal a week ago from the penalty spot and will be keen to shine in this big game.
Shaw is not perfect and is coming off an injury, but seeing him start might be preferable to Young.
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