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Manchester United Defender Withdraws From England Squad

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has been removed from the England squad to take on Slovakia in Trnava on Sunday with the 21-year-old being given permission to return to his club by new England manager Sam Allardyce.

Shaw was originally drafted into England’s 23 man squad for the Three Lions opening 2018 World Cup qualifier but was told on Saturday that he could return to Carrington to continue training over the international break after he was left out of Allardyce’s England starting XI on Friday.

According to the Daily Mail’s Amitai Winehouse, Shaw returned to Manchester to train with his club after being rested from England training on Saturday.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Luke Shaw of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 8, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Mirror also confirmed that Arsenal youngster Tafari Moore had replaced Shaw at training with the FA later releasing a statement claiming that Shaw’s absence was due to the FA trying “to manage the workload of a player who missed the majority of last season.”

Shaw sat out the majority of last season after suffering a horrific leg break in Manchester United’s opening Champions League Group B tie against PSV Eindhoven last September.

The former Southampton defender was sidelined for ten months before returning to football in July where he played 45 minutes during Manchester United’s pre-season win over Wigan Athletic at a friendly in Wigan.

Shaw has since gone on to start in all three of United’s Premier League wins this season as Jose Mourinho’s side sit in third place on the Premier League table behind Manchester City and Chelsea.

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Author: The PA Team

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