United starlet in fitness race

Luke Shaw is in a race to be fit for Manchester United’s Premier League visit of Leicester on Saturday because of a groin injury.

Man United: United starlet in fitness raceMan United: United starlet in fitness race

The 21-year-old left-back is still making his way back to his best after missing the majority of the previous campaign following a horrific double leg break in a Champions League match at PSV Eindhoven last September.

Shaw has picked up the odd niggle so far this season, leading him to withdraw from England’s World Cup qualifier in Slovakia and miss last week’s trip to Holland to play Feyenoord.

And it has been revealed that the former Southampton starlet had a groin complaint from Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Watford scanned on Tuesday, with the results showing a slight tear that makes him 50-50 for Saturday’s clash with reigning champions Leicester.

Shaw, who was reportedly left irritated after boss Jose Mourinho singled him out for criticism over his positioning as Camilo Zuniga re-established Watford’s lead at Vicarage Road, will definitely miss Wednesday’s EFL Cup third-round tie at Northampton as United bid to halt a run of three successive defeats.

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