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Date Announced – Luke Shaw’s return will benefit two key Manchester United players

The absence of the left-back from Manchester United’s lineup since the 2-0 defeat against Tottenham in August has been a significant setback for Erik ten Hag.

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The November international break has only intensified the team’s injury concerns, with Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen both sidelined due to injuries sustained in the win against Luton Town.

Erik ten Hag is likely eagerly awaiting a turnaround in the injury situation at Manchester United, which has been characterized by setbacks despite occasional progress.

The recent international break added to the woes, with Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen joining the injury list.

While Eriksen is expected to return this month, the hope is that Marcus Rashford and Andre Onana, who suffered injuries during international duties, can recover soon.

Luke Shaw, the left-back, has been dealing with a muscular issue since the defeat to Tottenham, and the club’s limited disclosure on injury timelines has left fans in anticipation.

Although Ten Hag initially ruled out Shaw’s return before the November international break, the focus now shifts to training sessions to gauge his availability.

Marcus Rashford, in particular, will be eager for Shaw’s return, as the absence of a regular left-back has impacted his performances.

Last season, the partnership between Rashford and Shaw on the left side was instrumental, with Shaw’s overlapping runs creating space for Rashford to exploit.

Without Shaw, Rashford has faced challenges in finding opportunities and scoring.

The return of Shaw could also benefit Rasmus Hojlund, who has lacked quality service in the absence of those overlapping runs.

Hojlund’s goal-scoring opportunities have been limited, and Shaw’s ability to provide precise crosses into the box could enhance the young striker’s performance.

Last season, Shaw led United in crosses and passes into the final third in the Premier League.

While there might be considerations for Shaw to fill in at center-back, the impact of his return at left-back extends beyond defensive improvements.

It has the potential to unlock the attacking prowess of Rashford and Hojlund, providing the team with the much-needed dynamic play from the left side.

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