United optimistic Shaw can play before May – report

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 4:03

Luke Shaw’s presence at Manchester United’s training ground this week has sparked hopes of a return before the end of the season, according to The Independent.

Shaw has been sidelined since September after suffering a double leg fracture against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League group stages.

It was thought that the left-back could return before the end of the season previously, but the timeline on Shaw’s recovery has never been certain, with rehabilitation from such an injury extremely difficult.

United do not wish to put a timescale on Shaw’s return, but The Independent report that the defender’s presence at the club’s Carrington training base has ‘prompted hope that he could yet play again this season’.

Jack de Menezes claims that United ‘are carefully hoping that the left-back could return ahead of May if all goes according to plan’. The return of the 20-year-old would provide a timely boost for the club, who are struggling amid an injury crisis that has befallen their full-backs. United are currently fifth in the Premier League table, with Champions League qualification uncertain.

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