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Gareth Southgate responds to Erik ten Hag’s Luke Shaw claim ahead of England clash



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England manager Gareth Southgate has responded to Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag after his claims about Luke Shaw.

Shaw, 28, was included in England’s 26-man squad for Euro 2024 despite missing the second half of the season with United through injury.

He did not play in the opening game of the tournament for Southgate’s side but has been training with the squad.

Following England’s 1-0 win over Serbia on the weekend, Ten Hag stated that Shaw would not be fit for Three Lions duty until the knockout stages of the competition.

While Southgate has ruled the left-back out of the upcoming game against Denmark, he has refused to put a timeline on the 28-year-old’s return when those comments were brought up to him.

“Luke’s an outstanding player. That’s why we took the decision to bring him, although he has not played for so long,” he told reporters.

“We were hopeful that can be as soon as possible. We don’t want to put a timeline on it, but he is progressing well.

“Of course, the balance he gives, the drives he gives, whoever plays with him down that side, he gives a different outlet. At the moment, we don’t have him and have to adapt.”

Kieran Trippier is expected to start once again at left-back, as England are without another recognised left-back in the squad.

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