Manchester United are sweating on the fitness of defender Luke Shaw after he was forced to pull out of the England squad on Saturday.
The 21-year-old left-back was included in Three Lions’ boss Sam Allardyce’s first squad since taking over from Roy Hodgson as the side travels to Slovakia for the World Cup Group F qualifier on Sunday evening.
It was the first time in almost 12 months that Shaw has been involved with England having recovered from an horrific double leg fracture suffered in the Champions League at PSV Eindhoven last September.
However the Football Association confirmed on Saturday evening that Shaw is back with United after he missed a morning training session and subsequently failed to fly out to Slovakia with the rest of the squad.
“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.”
United boss Jose Mourinho will now hope the problem is not severe enough to rule Shaw out of the Manchester derby against City at Old Trafford on September 10.