Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has returned to first team training for the first time since the double fracture on his leg in September 2015.
It was a positive moment for the club who have helped Shaw in every step of his rehab process and are hopeful to see him play some part before the end of this season.
Some section of the media are certain that if United manages to reach the FA Cup final, we could see Luke Shaw in the squad for that match.
Today was the first time Shaw trained out on the pitch with his team members since the injury and Juan Mata was quick to welcome his good friend and a fellow teammate.
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal had confirmed last week about club’s plans to resume Shaw’s training from Monday which went perfectly earlier today.
Van Gaal had said: “Luke Shaw shall start his first training sessions on the pitch next week. So far it has all been on the treadmill, in the gym or in the swimming pool and so on. Now he can train for the first time with his body weight on the pitch, so it is going great for Luke.”
Manchester United’s left-back issues
In Shaw’s absence, United’s left-back position has really looked shaky with Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson being used but no one has managed to secure a regular place in that role.
With just 6 games remaining in the season, United are still hopeful of a Champions League place for next season. Following their 1-0 win over Everton, The Red Devils are just a point shy of Manchester City.
Louis Van Gaal’s side needs to win at least 4 of their remaining 6 matches to ensure a top 4 finish this season.
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