Shaw sidelined for a month

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw will miss the opening four weeks of the season through injury.

Last Updated: 14/08/14 at 10:31 Post Comment

Luke Shaw: Will miss the start of the season through injury

Luke Shaw: Will miss the start of the season through injury

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United have announced that left-back Shaw has suffered a hamstring injury. 

Shaw, who joined the Red Devils from Southampton in June for £27million, is expected to miss United's first three Barclays Premier League games, including their opener against Swansea on Saturday.

A statement on United's website read: "Luke Shaw has suffered a hamstring injury and will miss the opening game of the season against Swansea City on Saturday.

"The England international, a summer signing from Southampton, is likely to be sidelined for around four weeks.

"Shaw sat out the friendly victory against Valencia at Old Trafford due to the problem and faces a wait before making his competitive debut for the club."

Shaw, who was a member of England's World Cup squad in Brazil, has been struggling with his fitness since joining up with his new team during their pre-season trip to the United States.

The teenager will also miss the games against Sunderland, Burnley and QPR and may not be avalailable until the middle of September.

@highsociety - I'm always on the lookout for news stories that aren't reported on Sky/F365 and the other usual sites. Can you provide a link for the story about Shaw over-doing it in training? Oh, hang on... you got it from @badwolf didn't you. Did he forget to mention that he's not part of the United coaching team or a doctor? A hamstring tear (which is the most likely injury if it's going to mean a few weeks out) is usually caused by one sudden over-stretching of the leg, and not by more prolonged over-exertion. You're welcome. Now isn't there a story on here somewhere about how outstanding everything is at Liverpool, so that you don't need to clutch at straws over here?
- big dave

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