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Luke Shaw | Defensemen

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/12/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 165

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Manchester United have confirmed that Luke Shaw underwent surgery in Eindhoven last night following a Hector Moreno "horror tackle" which left the defender with a double leg fracture.
Reports suggest that Shaw suffered a "clean break" which will significantly improve his chances of an early return. United themselves remain optimistic that the player could be back within 6 months although similar injuries suggest his season could be over. Back in February 2010 Aaron Ramsey – then aged 19 – was ruled out for the season following a Ryan Shawcross tackle which broke the midfielders’ tibia and fibula keeping him sidelined for more than 9 months. However as well as recovering physically Ramsey also talked about the mental scarring which he feels held him back for almost 3-years. Shaw now faces a race against time to play in next summers’ European Championships in France. Sep 16 - 6:46 AM

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Luke Shaw, who has been enjoying a far better second season at Manchester United than his first, has been withdrawn from their Champions League match with PSV after 19 minutes after suffering a "crunching tackle".

Manchester United's Twitter feed described the tackle as crunching and Shaw as looking "badly hurt" after the incident which happened early in the action in Eindhoven on Tuesday. We will have to wait for details on his prognosis but it certainly doesn't look or sound good based on the early evidence. Managers who have Shaw may want to make a quick trip to the waiver wire to pick up Marcos Rojo who is Shaw's likely deputy with Daley Blind seemingly entrenched as a starting center back.
Sep 15 - 3:12 PM

Luke Shaw will miss Manchester United's final match of the season as he recovers from a concussion.

Luke Shaw's first season at United has been difficult to say the least. He has started only 15 matches in the Premier League this season and added one substitute appearance to that total. Louis Van Gaal has campaigned for the player to stay home from the U21 European Championships and it looks like he'll get his wish but at a certain point, Shaw is going to need some competitive action if he's going to reach the potential that United has already paid for. Clearly, LVG thinks the best path to game action is for Shaw to get into better shape over the summer and participate in a full training camp with United rather than risking further injury on England youth duty.
May 22 - 3:12 PM

Luke Shaw's injury issues continued last weekend as he came off early in the win over Crystal Palace and he has failed to shake off the injury in the intervening week.

Whether Shaw being available is a good thing or a bad thing isn't entirely clear. He's really only had one strong match this season and that was when Chelsea effectively conceded possession and United didn't have to do much of anything in the way of defending. Shaw missing out this week means that Daley Blind will likely deputize at left back with something of a hole in the holding midfield role with both Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney also unavailable.
May 15 - 10:22 AM

Luke Shaw's injury issues continued in Week 36 as the former Southampton man was forced off after 40 minutes at Selhurst Park.

Shaw was declared fit for the trip to Selhurst Park after missing Week 35 at Old Trafford but maybe he shouldn't have been. After 40 minutes back in the line-up it was straight back to the physio for Shaw. Shaw has only managed to start 15 matches for United this season after starting 35 for Southampton last season and making a big money move to United over the summer. A team of doctors will presumably be assigned over the summer to figure out how to keep the young left back healthy and in the starting line-up next season.
May 9 - 1:41 PM

Luke Shaw has been declared fit for the Week 36 trip to Selhurst Park after missing Week 35 with a groin injury.

Shaw's season has been a disastrous mix of injury, poor fitness and poor form. The highlight came in a losing effort against Chelsea in Week 33 but poor form and then another injury kept the young left back from capitalizing on that solid performance. Week 36 brings another chance and with Daley Blind potentially moving over to holding midfield to deputize for the injured Carrick, Shaw could get another chance to show that he's worth the money.
May 8 - 1:22 PM

Luke Shaw has suffered yet another injury as a groin injury will keep him out of Manchester United's Week 35 match with West Bromwich Albion.

Shaw showed some promise coming back to health and into the starting line-up for the Week 33 match with Chelsea. Week 34 wasn't as good and now he will miss out on Week 35. It has been a frustrating year for Shaw and Manchester United have some work to do figuring out why Shaw can't stay healthy. Given the price paid for him even the Red Devils can't afford to have Shaw start to resemble Daniel Sturridge or Abou Diaby. He's not there yet but it's certainly been a year that either of those guys would recognize.
May 1 - 3:31 PM

After five weeks on the sidelines, Luke Shaw gave his best performance in a Red Devils uniform against Chelsea.

Shaw hasn't come close to justifying his massive transfer fee yet but Week 33 saw the first evidence that better things are on the way. The result might have been slightly skewed because Chelsea conceded possession and didn't force Shaw to play a lot of defense but at this point in the season any good signs are welcome when it comes to Shaw.
Apr 21 - 9:37 PM

Luke Shaw has been out for five weeks but is likely to be rushed back into the fire against Chelsea as Manchester United try to cope with an injury crisis in defense.

Luke Shaw hasn't been good this season when he has been healthy and he hasn't been healthy all that much either. Shaw's latest injury came in Manchester United's FA Cup loss to Arsenal a little over a month ago. He has been back in training for only a short time but it appears likely that he will be rushed back into the starting eleven due to the absence of Daley Blind who has been deputizing at left back and Marcos Rojo who has played there occasionally for United and Argentina. Look for Jose Mourinho to test the left side of United's defense frequently.
Apr 17 - 10:41 AM

Louis van Gaal confirmed Robin van Persie [ankle] is the only definitive injury absentee ahead of Mondays’ FA Cup tie against Arsenal although Luke Shaw will be assessed after missing the trip to St James’ Park because of a tight hamstring.

Shaw was rested against Newcastle for fears any game time would exacerbate the problem causing a tear which could potentially rule the full-back out for significant period with Jonny Evans returning to eleven and it was the Irishman who was at the centre of controversy following a clash with Papiss Cisse on Wednesday. Evans was alleged to have spat at the opposing player which has been vehemently denied and the defender will face an FA panel on Saturday with a six game ban looming if found guilty. The quarter-final tie could mark the return of Michael Carrick who has spent the two previous matches on the substitute’s bench after missing a month out due to a calf strain.
Source: Daily Mail
Mar 6 - 6:01 PM

Luke Shaw was rested over the weekend due to ongoing tightness in his hamstrings but should be available for Manchester United's trip to Newcastle on Wednesday.

Shaw's first season in Manchester has been riddled with injuries and inconsistent play. He was missing again against Sunderland with tight hamstrings. In the absence of Shaw and Phil Jones, Manchester United started three central defenders - Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Marcos Rojo - with Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young as decidedly attack-minded wingbacks. Whether Shaw comes in for Young or not remains to be seen as Shaw hasn't been especially effective going forward when he has played this season. If United revert to a 4-4-2 then Shaw will almost certainly return to the starting line-up.
Mar 3 - 11:25 AM

Luke Shaw was booked twice in the draw at Upton Park and will therefore be suspended for the Week 25 visit of Burnley.

With Shaw suspended, Louis Van Gaal must decide between Ashley Young, Paddy McNair, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans as a replacement. Earlier in the season, Ashley Young played well in place of Shaw and if you have to guess as to which player will replace him now, Young is probably the best guess. Alternatively, one of the central defenders could slot into a central role with Marcos Rojo, equally adept in the center and on the left, sliding into a wide role. United certainly have options even if none of them seem ideal.
Feb 10 - 9:14 AM

Luke Shaw is a bargain defensive option for Manchester United's trip to QPR.

With Ashley Young facing a spell on the side-lines it presents a chance for Manchester United's Shaw to finally stamp his mark on the Old Trafford left wing-back spot. The price is right if you fancy gambling for the match-up with Queens Park Rangers, with the defender available for around £6million in the Yahoo fantasy game.
Jan 16 - 4:40 AM

Luke Shaw as overcome the ankle injury he picked up on FA Cup duty last weekend and will be available to face Southampton in Week 21 of Premier League action.

Luke Shaw will be healthy which is good for all concerned. Quite whether that means he'll be in the starting line-up for the visit of his former club is another question altogether. Ashley Young is out injured after injuring his hamstring against Stoke City on New Years Day but Marcos Rojo is healthy again and offers an option on the left side of defense if LVG is concerned about Shaw's poor form since coming over to United. Shaw is probably a solid bet to start but he's no sure thing so beware if you're playing in leagues that have early transfer deadlines.
Jan 9 - 2:10 PM

Manchester United's defensive injury crisis continues with news that both outside backs who started - Luke Shaw and Rafael - are likely to be missing significant time with injuries picked up in the match.

Both players are only recently returned from injury and are both set to return to the physio's room with Shaw picking up an ankle injury and Rafael suffering a fractured cheekbone. Given the money that Manchester United spent on Luke Shaw over the summer, presumably they are going to give him every chance to start but he continues to struggle both with injury and form on the rare occasions that he is on the pitch. The ankle injury is likely to set the England international's progress back yet again. Look for Ashley Young to continue deputizing on the left with Marcos Rojo an option as he returns to fitness himself.
Jan 5 - 10:15 AM