Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will give left-back Luke Shaw time to prove his fitness ahead of the final day of the season.

Shaw has missed United’s last three matches, with Brandon Williams and Timothy Fosu-Mensah filling in.

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Shaw’s absence has been felt, and along with Eric Bailly, he is fighting to be passed fit for Sunday’s match away at Leicester City.

Solskjaer told his press conference: “Axel (Tuanzebe) and Phil (Jones) are out. The others (Shaw and Bailly) I will give enough time to prove their fitness.”

He added via the club website on Shaw: “I’m not going to rule anything out.”

The United boss was not over-committal on Shaw, but it is good he has not been ruled out.


In Solskjaer’s press conference a week ago ahead of the FA Cup semi-final, he immediately ruled Shaw out ahead of the fixture, so this is some kind of progress for the left-back.

Shaw has not played since sustaining an ankle injury in United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton at the start of last week.

United are in third place ahead of the fixture at Leicester and a win will secure the position.

A draw would still be enough to finish in the top four, while United can still qualify for the Champions League with a loss, if Wolves win away at Chelsea.

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