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Manchester United's Luke Shaw out for a month with hamstring injury

Defender had limped off during the closing stages of the match against Everton

Manchester United's Luke Shaw picked up an injury against Everton at Goodison Park. Reuters
Manchester United's Luke Shaw picked up an injury against Everton at Goodison Park. Reuters

Manchester United left back Luke Shaw will be sidelined for a month after picking up a hamstring injury in Saturday's 3-1 win at Everton, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Shaw, 25, limped off during the closing stages of the match and was replaced by Axel Tuanzebe.

The England defender is expected to miss Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion, Southampton and West Ham United as well as Champions League clashes with Istanbul Basaksehir, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.

Shaw had played every minute of United's Premier League campaign before the injury and his absence will pave the way for new recruit Alex Telles, who tested positive for Covid19 last month but has since recovered, to make his Premier League bow.

News of Shaw's absence will not have improved manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's mood. After Saturday's win, Solskjaer criticised the fixture schedule which saw them kick off at 12.30pm having returned from their Champions League fixture in Turkey at 4am on Thursday.

"How can you expect players to perform to the best of their ability when you send them out at 12.30?" he said.

"They are not robots, they are human beings and they are asked to perform."

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