Manchester United will host Norwich City at Old Trafford this afternoon, and Ralf Rangnick will certainly hope they can secure three points to get back in the race for the top four. However, a new damage setback has been revealed.
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Rangnick has given an update on Luke Shaw’s injury and recovery time after surgery at his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon.
The United boss told the press;
“As it looks, he will be out for at least another four weeks, if not five weeks, so I think it will be difficult for him to be available in one of the remaining seven games.”
He further added that five players will be absent with injury problems prior to the clash;
“Five players will still be missing for tomorrow, and some of them probably for the upcoming matches. You’ve already mentioned Fred and Scott, Raphael Varane will still be missing something, Shaw, who had his bolts and metal things removed from his leg and Edinson Cavani. “
Supporters will be concerned
There is no doubt that it will be a concern for the club’s supporters to lose an experienced player like Luke Shaw from the squad for the rest of the season, as it puts them in a much more vulnerable position when trying to raise the four best seats in front. by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
Despite sharing his left-back position with Alex Telles this season, Shaw has been a force for his team going forward in his role over 20 appearances in the league, where he has created five great chances, averaging 68, 2 touches and 1.9 key passes per game with an impressive pass accuracy of 90% on his own half, according to SofaScore, proving that he was effective in his role when he was in shape.
That said, Manchester United should have enough quality to beat the Canary Islands this afternoon with the visitors at the bottom of the Premier League table with just five wins in their last 31 matches, and if Rangnick can not inspire a result against Norwich, it would no doubt all but completely diminish their chances for Champions League football next season.
Will Luke Shaw be a big miss for MUFC?
Should Tottenham lose in their early kick-off against Brighton today, the Red Devils could go three points behind them in the chase for the top four, but if Arsenal win their match against Southampton on Sunday, Manchester United will chase both London clubs to close the hole at three points.
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