The England international left-back has been sidelined since United’s second match of the season, a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in August, due to a “muscle issue”
United has struggled with injuries this season, adding to the challenges faced under manager Erik ten Hag. Aside from Shaw’s absence, the team has also been without his back-up, Tyrell Malacia, and had to bring in Sergio Reguilon on loan from Tottenham to cover the gap. Other players have had to fill in at left-back while Shaw was unavailable.
United’s poor start to the season has seen them lose five of their opening 12 Premier League games, with Shaw’s return coming ahead of a crucial run of fixtures, including the Champions League match against Galatasaray and an important visit to Goodison Park.
While Shaw’s return is a positive development, United still has several key players out with injuries, including Christian Eriksen and top-scorer Rasmus Hojlund. The team is hopeful that goalkeeper Andre Onana will recover in time to face Everton after sustaining an injury while playing for Cameroon in a World Cup qualifier last week.
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