United In Fitness Race…Against Arsenal On Saturday

Di MarinMANCHESTER United defender Luke Shaw hopes to be fit for Saturday’s trip to Arsenal despite re-aggravating a hamstring injury.

Shaw started last night for England against home nation rival Scotland and played 66 minutes of the 3-1 victory at Celtic Park.

The United left-back received some harsh treatment from his Scottish counterparts in a fiercely competitive first-half.

Following the match, Shaw revealed that he could have been replaced at half-time after feeling soreness in his left hamstring – the same injury which kept him out for the opening month of the new season.

“I picked up a few knocks during the game and my left hamstring, which I hurt at the start of the season, I could feel a little bit,” the 19-year-old told Sky Sports.

“We had a discussion at half time over whether to bring me off then, but it was a game I didn’t want to come off in so I played the extra 15 minutes and then Roy decided to sub me off”

Shaw now faces a race against time to be fit for United’s clash with the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.

When asked whether he felt he would be fit for the match, Shaw added: “We will just have to see but I am hoping to be fit.”

United boss Louis van Gaal also has a concern over record signing Angel Di Maria, who limped off for Argentina last night with a foot problem.

The Dutchman could already be without 10 players for the game with Arsenal.

Michael Carrick (groin), David De Gea (finger), Daley Blind (knee), Marcos Rojo (shoulder), Rafael (muscle injury), Radamel Falcao (calf), Ashley Young (groin/pelvis), Phil Jones (calf), Jonny Evans (ankle) and Jesse Lingard (knee) are all currently in the treatment room.


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