Manchester United player Luke Shaw is expected to feature in the derby against Manchester City.
The derby is the star game of the weekend as players return from the international break. Man United and City have nine points apiece after winning their first three games, so the game would decide who goes top or if they would allow Chelsea – who also have nine points – go top.
Shaw wasn’t in action for the Three Lions under Coach Sam Allardyce when they played Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier. He missed out in training on Saturday, but is currently fighting fitness concerns to be able to feature against City, reports say.
Last term, the player picked up a double leg-break in September. The injury ensured he missed many games, but he is hoping to make up this term. England coach Allardyce said of his injury: “It’s a slight problem with the leg. A little ache – muscular. With what he’s been through, we didn’t want to take a chance where the break was.”
Shaw would need to impress this season if he want to establish his name in a staring shirt for club and country. Allardyce and the team had to send him back to his club after the injury concerns popped up. However, the manager added that he wasn’t supposed to start against Slovakia anyway, and added that he would be surprised if he did in the derby.
“He wasn’t starting anyway. I’d be surprised if he wasn’t okay for United next game,” Allardyce opined. Reports say Shaw is sighting fitness ahead of the game, as he has many grounds to make up for. The rest of the squad seem to be fine after national team duty, and ser set to play City for a chance to remain table leaders.