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“Longshot…” Gareth Southgate gives Luke Shaw injury update after England selection



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Gareth Southgate has addressed Luke Shaw’s chances of making EURO 2024 after the Manchester United player was called up to the England squad.

On Tuesday afternoon, England manager Gareth Southgate announced his initial training squad for the upcoming 2024 European Championships this summer. Three Manchester United players, Kobbie Mainoo, Luke Shaw, and Harry Maguire, are among the 32-man squad.

These players will train with the squad ahead of the tournament in Germany, although Southgate has yet to finalise the 26 players who will make the trip to mainland Europe.

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England have a wealth of talent available to them this summer, with many tipping Southgate’s team as one of the favourites to win the whole tournament, considering the team’s attacking ability.

Shaw’s selection comes as a bit of a surprise, as the player is currently serving his second long-term injury of the season, but Southgate has addressed the selection.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Southgate provided the latest on Shaw’s injury.

” I have to say, you know, he’s up against it. He’s missed a lot of football. The fact that he’s been our first choice in that position, we’re probably giving him a bit longer than we might have done. And again, I’m not sure what’s realistic at this moment in time.

“So, I’ve talked with him, the medical team are liaising with Manchester United very closely. But, yeah, I’d have to say he’s a long shot (for him to go to the European Championships).”

Southgate also chose not to call up Marcus Rashford as part of the squad, citing that other players have had better seasons than the 26-year-old.

“With Marcus, I just feel that other players in that area of the pitch have had better seasons. It’s as simple as that.”