Shaw played through Euro knockout fixtures with broken ribs

Date published: Tuesday 20th July 2021 2:35 - Jason Soutar

Luke Shaw

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw could miss the start of the season after it was revealed that he sustained broken ribs during England’s round of 16 Euro 2020 win against Germany.

The left-back was one of the best players of the tournament, providing three assists and scoring once in six appearances for the Three Lions.

Shaw suffered the injury against Germany in the first knockout round, meaning he played through three full matches with the injury.


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The ex-Southampton man will now potentially be out for the start of United‘s season and isn’t due to return to training for another week.

A Telegraph report states that his club asked him to end his participation at the Euros after they discovered he had suffered an injury.

However, Shaw decided to play on for Gareth Southgate’s team and excelled in their victories against Ukraine and Denmark before scoring in England’s loss to Italy in the final.

The left-back is currently on holiday and is unlikely to be assessed by the Red Devils until he returns later this month.

Shaw has improved greatly over the last 12 months, regaining fitness and performing at an elite level for United to help him pip Ben Chilwell as Southgate’s first-choice left-back.

He made 47 appearances across all competitions for Ole Gunner Solskjaer, contributing towards seven goals.

Shaw’s main competitor for the left-back spot at United, Alex Telles, has reportedly gained interest from Inter Milan.

Telles made the switch to Old Trafford from Porto last summer for around £15.4million.

There had been reports that Jose Mourinho had made an offer to bring Telles to Roma this summer after Italy’s Leonardo Spinazzola ruptured his Achilles at Euro 2020.

However, Sky Sport Italia claimed yesterday that Man Utd had turned down their loan approach for Telles as the Red Devils only want to discuss a permanent move.

And now Inter Milan are ready to test the water after Calciomercato claims a deal ‘takes shape more and more’ for Telles ‘in the last few hours’.

They describe Telles as being ‘probed by’ Roma too with Man Utd looking for ‘a similar amount’ to the £15.4m they paid Porto if they’re to accept a transfer offer.

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