Manchester United defender Luke Shaw withdraws from England squad to face Slovakia in World Cup qualifier
Luke Shaw has withdrawn from the England squad for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Slovakia after missing training on Saturday morning.
The 21-year-old has only just returned from double leg-break, starting the season well with Manchester United.
He was replaced in training at St George’s Park by Arsenal’s Tafari Moore, who is part of the Under-20s set-up, and did not fly with the team.
Shaw now misses out on a potential England return having last been capped almost a year ago in a 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Switzerland at Wembley Stadium.
The Football Association confirmed on Saturday evening that Shaw would not travel to Slovakia.
‘Luke Shaw has left the England camp and returned to Manchester United,” a statement read.
‘The left-back was rested from training at St George’s Park this morning, with the medical team continuing to manage his workload.
‘With Danny Rose set to start against Slovakia in Trnava tomorrow night, Shaw has been allowed to return to Manchester to train with his club as a precautionary measure.
‘Sam Allardyce’s remaining 22 players all travelled out to Slovakia this afternoon.’
Allardyce named his XI to face Slovakia on Friday, including eight players who started the Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland.
England line up is as follows: Hart, Walker, Cahill, Stones, Rose, Dier, Henderson, Rooney (c), Sterling, Lallana, Kane.