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Erik ten Hag explains Luka Shaw substitution amid recent damage issues

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Erik ten Hag has defined that Luke Shaw’s substitution at half-time over Man Utd’s win over Aston Villa was ‘precautionary’.

Shaw returned to motion in late November following a muscle damage which noticed him miss 16 video games throughout a 3 month interval. Since then, the full-back has been slowly reintegrated into the Man Utd beginning lineup and, as soon as once more, develop into a vital participant for Ten Hag’s facet.

The left-back had been impressing in Man Utd‘s conflict with Aston Villa within the Premier League on Sunday, enjoying a key position in a stout defensive exhibiting within the first half of the sport.

Shaw was, nevertheless, then substituted at half-time, being changed by Victor Lindelof on the left facet of the Man Utd again 4. Mentioned substitution led many followers to worry that the England worldwide had suffered yet one more damage setback.

Chatting with membership press after the 2-1 win, Ten Hag confirmed that the substitution was made as a “precaution” after the full-back complained a couple of potential damage:

“It was a precaution. He talked about some complaints and we won’t take a threat, particularly not with Luke Shaw, as a result of he has had many accidents previously,” confirmed Ten Hag.

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“We took him off in order that it didn’t develop into an damage. Now we have to see the way it develops within the coming days.”

Ten Hag additionally admitted his fears concerning the lack of left-footed choices at the moment accessible to him in defence, with Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia additionally being out of motion at the moment with accidents:

“Everybody is aware of my philosophy, to have Licha Martinez and Luke Shaw, two left-footed [defenders]. Additionally, we’ve not had Tyrell Malacia accessible for the entire season,” stated Ten Hag.

“So all the way in which, on a regular basis, we’ve got to make compromises. And that’s not in our benefit. However at the moment we managed it and hopefully it isn’t too unhealthy with Luke.”

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