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Erik ten Hag explains Luke Shaw substitution amid contemporary harm issues

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

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

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

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

Chatting with membership press after the 2-1 win, Ten Hag confirmed that the substitution was made as a “precaution” after Shaw complained a couple of potential harm.

“It was a precaution. He talked about some complaints and we will not take a danger, particularly not with Luke Shaw, as a result of he has had many accidents up to now,” confirmed Ten Hag.

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“We took him off in order that it didn’t change into an harm. We now have to see the way it develops within the coming days.”

Ten Hag additionally admitted his fears concerning the lack of left-footed choices presently accessible to him in defence, with Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia additionally out of motion presently 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,” mentioned Ten Hag.

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

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