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United dealt fresh injury blow

2367327500000578-2849241-image-1_1416939920198Manchester United have been dealt a fresh injury blow as Luke Shaw could be out for three weeks following the ankle injury he picked up on Saturday against Arsenal.

Having played on Tuesday for England despite a slight fitness issues, Shaw was selected in the starting XI at the Emirates, only to last barely 15 minutes before hobbling off the pitch after twisting his ankle. The former Southampton left-back left the ground on crutches and with a protective boot around his left foot.

According to the Daily Mail, the 19-year-old could face up to three weeks out with ankle ligament damage in what would be yet another setback for the England international, whose fitness was criticised by Louis Van Gaal earlier this season.

Despite Shaw’s injury and United’s already catastrophic paucity of defensive options, however, Reece James is set to join Rotherham on loan, where he could be joined by Tom Lawrence, who has struggled since joining Leicester in the summer.

There was, however, some positive news for Van Gaal, with Marcos Rojo beginning his recovery from a dislocated shoulder on Tuesday.