This season, with his side suffering on many fronts, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a mixed start to the campaign. Since the beginning of the season, the defensive hollowness of the Red Devils has been specifically revealed, conceding 14 Premier League goals already. Left-back Luke Shaw has been ruled out for at least a month with a hamstring injury in another big setback for the club.
Shaw started in last Saturday’s Man United victory over Everton. After he sustained a knock earlier, the left-back had to be substituted in the second half. Axel Tuanzebe eventually substituted the England international. After the game, Solskjaer acknowledged that Shaw ‘looked in a bad way’ when speaking to the media.
This week, Man United issued a Luke Shaw injury update following the tests. “The statement read:” Luke Shaw, left-back of Manchester United, will be out of action for a month. During Saturday’s 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park, our No. 23 picked up a hamstring injury. Shaw, who assisted the equalizer of Bruno Fernandes in that game, had to be replaced by Axel Tuanzebe halfway through the second half.
With the Luke Shaw hamstring problem at least forcing him out for a month, Solskjaer has some reasonable alternatives to replace him. Alex Telles, who was signed this summer from FC Porto, managed just one appearance and was able to settle into the position. The Norwegian tactician also has Brandon Williams and Tuanzebe at his disposal.