Manchester United have this evening confirmed the extent of the injury picked up by Luke Shaw during the club’s win over Everton.
Fernandes makes the difference
United made the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday, for their latest Premier League outing.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men headed into proceedings desperate for all 3 points, on the back of a dismal start to the club’s league campaign.
Ahead of kick-off on Merseyside, the Red Devils sat in a lowly 16th in the English top-flight, fresh off a pair of defeats over the week prior.
When all was said and done 48 hours ago, though, the visitors bounced back, and in style.
It was Everton who opened the game’s scoring, when Bernard slotted home beyond David de Gea from the edge of the area.
From here on in, though, Man of the Match Bruno Fernandes simply took over.
The Portuguese midfielder first netted the Reds’ opener with a superb header 25 minutes in, before bagging his brace after seeing a tantalising delivery into the Everton box make its way in off the back post.
And Fernandes was back at it again in injury-time, teeing up Edinson Cavani for the Uruguayan’s first in the colours of Manchester United, courtesy of a perfectly disguised pass.
Highlights: Everton 1-3 Man United
As outlined above, however, an otherwise positive afternoon’s work for Solskjaer’s outfit on Saturday was soured somewhat by a blow on the personnel front.
Midway through the 2nd-half at Goodison, Luke Shaw pulled up in evident pain, with what appeared to be a hamstring issue.
The stopper, in turn, was eventually forced to limp off, to be replaced by Axel Tuanzebe.
It had since remained altogether unclear how serious Shaw’s problem had proven, as the United faithful awaited an update on their in-form left-back with bated breath.
And, this evening, such an update has been forthcoming.
The news, however, is far from positive.
In an announcement across the club’s social media platforms, Manchester United have confirmed that Shaw looks set to be out of action for around a month with a hamstring injury.
The English international is therefore expected to miss the Red Devils’ Premier League meetings with all of West Brom, Southampton and West Ham, as well as Champions League group stage clashes with Istanbul Basaksehir, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig, following the international break.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 10, 2020
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