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Manchester United have responded to Luke Shaw’s concern with two important moves



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Manchester United have responded to concerns from Luke Shaw with two important moves ahead of next season.

Shaw, 28, spoke to the media ahead of England’s trip to Germany for Euro 2024 last week and detailed some worrying concerns that some United fans share.

The left-back admitted that he only trained once between coming off against Aston Villa in February and starting the following game against Luton Town.

He was once again forced off with an injury that would keep him out of action for the rest of the season. Shaw missed the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

“I felt something against Aston Villa and came off at half-time at Villa Park,” Shaw said. 

“It’s kind of ­everyone’s fault. Partly my fault, partly medical staff, I think everyone would admit that. I didn’t train the whole week. The scan came back and there wasn’t too much there.

“But I didn’t train all week, then trained the day before the game. If the manager asks me to play, I’m never going to say no. I shouldn’t have played.”

There was an injury crisis at Old Trafford last season which saw over 60 different cases of illness or injury and that heavily impacted Erik ten Hag’s team.

Supporters have blamed various different things for this, including the tactics of the team and the reportedly intense training style implemented by Ten Hag and his coaches. The medical team have also received criticism, and Shaw’s comments suggest that they got their assessment wrong in his case.

United are making moves to try and ensure that they improve the injury situation at the club and have made two clear moves in their attempts to fix this.

According to a recent report from John Cross, Arsenal physio is set to move to Old Trafford, with final negotiations taking place about his departure.

He will join Gary O’Driscoll, who made the same move last summer after being head of medical services at the Emirates. He is the head of sports medicine for United and oversees all medical activity across the men’s, women’s and Academy teams.

It has also been reported by MailOnline that significant work is taking place this summer at Carrington, with much attention paid to avoiding a repeat of the injury crisis that wreaked havoc at Old Trafford last season.