Finally, he is back. Manchester United’s boss Ole Gunnar is delighted to have Manchester United defender Luke Shaw available again following his recent suspensions.
The full-back has missed the last three United matches, but could return to the line-up when we face Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Shaw was ineligible for the Reds’ last two league games against West Ham United and Everton after he picked up his 10th booking of the season in our recent meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Shaw was also forced to sit out United’s Champions League trip to Barcelona last week after he picked up a yellow card in the first leg, meaning he reached the suspension threshold in the competition.
The 23-year-old has been one of the Reds’ most consistent performers this season, winning the club’s Player of the Month award on three separate occasions – more than any other first-team player in the current campaign.
“Luke’s been very good,” Ole told MUTV on Tuesday morning.
“He’s disappointed that he’s missed the three games that he has. He knows he has to improve on that.
“Some of his yellow cards weren’t yellow cards but some of them are his fault where he’s taken the easy option. We’ve spoken about that.
“It’ll be great to have him back because, both defensively and in attack, he’s been one of our best players.”
Shaw has been a regular starter on Ole’s team sheet since the Norwegian took charge of the side in December. In fact, prior to his recent suspensions, the defender had missed just two games under Solskjaer’s management.
If the former Southampton man slots straight in at left-back on Wednesday, then Diogo Dalot could return to the right, where Ashley Young and Victor Lindelof provide alternative choices.
In the heart of defence, Ole is likely to select two from Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. The team will, of course, be announced one hour before Wednesday night’s 20:00 BST kick-off