Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw could be sidelined for the rest of the season as per the report by The Telegraph(Via Mike McGrath).
The 26-year-old had to be taken off early in the first half against Leicester City a couple of weeks ago and the Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick confirmed that the Englishman felt some discomfort in his leg where he suffered a horrible injury back in 2015.
The German boss further stated that the doctors recommend the fullback to take the screw off his leg and he will need surgery to do the procedure. Meanwhile, the recent reports are suggesting that the England International will face an uphill battle against the time to return to the action before the end of this season.
Meanwhile, the operation to remove the screw from his leg is taking longer than initially anticipated and therefore the fullback might not be able to return to action until the start of the new campaign.
Losing Luke Shaw for the rest of the season will be a big blow for Manchester United. However, thankfully the Red Devils have been knocked out of every cup competition, meaning Ralf Rangnick’s side will only need to play once a week. So, there won’t be a huge workload for Alex Telles.
The Brazilian was craving regular first-team action since arriving at the club and this will be a huge chance for him to solidify his place in the first-team squad and impress impending boss Erik Ten Hag.
The 29-year-old displayed excellent performance during his time at Porto which derived the former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign the experienced fullback. But, Telles has been a shadow of his former self since joining the Old Trafford stadium.
So, it will be interesting to see how he can prove his doubters wrong from now until the end of this season. If he continues to struggle despite regular first-team football, then he might be shown the exit door sooner rather than later by the new manager.