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Luke Shaw suffers fresh setback following Gareth Southgate’s EURO 2024 comments



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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has suffered an England setback after Gareth Southgate commented on the left-back’s EURO 2024 chances.

Shaw, 28, received his latest injury setback in mid-February after he came off injured against Luton Town just days after receiving a knock away at Aston Villa.

The United defender has had well-known injury issues throughout his career at Old Trafford, and the latest one is set to sideline him for the majority of the current campaign.

Not only impacting United, Shaw is facing a race against time to prove his fitness for Gareth Southgate’s England squad for EURO 2024 this summer.

The United defender is the first-choice left-back for the Three Lions and has been a standout performer in the last two tournaments.

However, even if Shaw can work his way to fitness quicker than expected, Southgate has admitted that there is no guarantee that he will be included in the squad, in another setback for the 28-year-old.

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The England manager has explained that he will need to assess Shaw’s condition even when he is back from his injury, and that the same will be true for other currently injured players.

“Well, we’d have to say yes is the answer to that because the timelines would suggest he’ll only be available in the dying embers of the season,” replied Southgate when asked this week whether Shaw is ‘touch and go’ for the England squad this summer.

“You don’t know what version of the player you’re going to get [when he’s back from injury],” he added.

“We might have everybody that is currently injured back and available and how fit and how match fit and how robust to get through a tournament, we are going to have to work that out as well in the next few months.”