On Saturday night, Manchester United’s Luke Shaw suffered a nasty blow to the head while playing for England. The left-back appeared to lose consciousness after colliding with Spain’s Dani Carvajal while challenging for an aerial ball. United’s Player of the Month for August was attended to by more than ten members of the medical team on the pitch before being stretchered away with an oxygen mask, much to the dismay of Jose Mourinho. Despite what looked like a potentially serious injury, the FA confirmed that Shaw suffered concussion and would not be facing a lengthy spell on the side-line. He returned to training on Monday but he will be unavailable for this weekend’s fixture versus Watford, as he serves a mandatory seven-day recovery period from concussion.
Shaw, 23, joins Marouane Fellani, Phil Jones and Marcus Rojo on the physio’s bench at Carrington. Belgian international Fellani was handed his first start of the season last weekend in United’s 2-0 win over Burnley at Turfmoor. However, the 30-year-old withdrew from international duty during the week after suffering a minor back injury. The medical team at the club have confirmed that the injury sustained would not put the midfielder out of action for long. Although his chances of facing Watford this weekend coming are slim.
Centre-back Phil Jones has not featured since hobbling off injured in the 3-0 defeat against Tottenham. The 30-year-old picked up a hamstring injury in the match and a return date has not been set. Argentinian Marcus Rojo has not played for United this season. The defender picked up a knock at the 2018 World Cup and is yet to be given the all clear by the medical staff.