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Manchester United: Luke Shaw opens up on miserable campaign

Luke Shaw has opened up on a tough campaign for Manchester United.

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Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says 2023-24 has been the most frustrating season of his career.

Injuries have plagued the England international’s campaign and he has been sidelined since February after picking up a knock against Luton.

It marked his second major disruption and he ended the season having played just 12 times in the Premier League and missing the FA Cup final triumph against Manchester City.

He took to Instagram to reflect on his limited minutes, saying: “Happy for the boys to lift the trophy at the weekend and finish this season on a positive.

“As much as it was the result I wanted it was hard to watch from the stands. This has definitely been the most frustrating season for me, I have had set back after set back and have worked so hard to get back to fitness but things just haven’t gone my way.

“I pushed so hard to get back before the end of the season and the final but some things just aren’t meant to be.

 

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“There’s nothing I want to do more than play and win with @manchesterunited I don’t normally react to things I see on social media but there’s a lot of people questioning my loyalty to this club and asking how I am fit for England but not United.

“The reality is I am not 100% fit for either right now but I am doing everything I can and constantly working to be.

“I have been at this club for 10 years through highs and lows and for anyone to question my loyalty is obviously frustrating.

“I appreciate I haven’t updated you all with my injuries and where I’m at with my recovery but equally the most important thing to me is that we’re supporting the team playing.

“My biggest focus right now is being fit and then whatever happens this summer I will be ready. Thank you for your patience ❤️.”

Despite his injury concerns, Shaw has been named in Gareth Southgate’s preliminary England squad for Euro 2024.

He may not make the final cut if he cannot prove his fitness but should he return to full strength, he could have a significant impact for the Three Lions this summer.

Southgate admitted the 28-year-old is up against it for the tournament but is not ruling him out just yet.

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.

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