Injured Man United defender set to recover for Southampton clash

Manchester United have received a welcomed boost with the news that Luke Shaw has recovered from an ankle injury he sustained against Yeovil Town, Telegraph reports.

The Red Devils currently have a crisis in defence, with side-backs Antonio Valencia, Rafael, Ashley Young, and Shaw all suffering with injuries.

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However it seems Shaw has recovered from the knock and could be available to face former club Southampton this weekend.

The 19-year-old was replaced at half-time during the FA Cup tie against Yeovil due to a reoccurring ankle problem that has kept him out six weeks before the New Year.

But it seems that manager Louis van Gaal subbed him off as a precaution, and that tests have revealed there is no major damage to his ankle ligaments.

Van Gaal will be sweating over the £32million summer signing’s availability, with no senior left-back to call on for the visit of the Saints on Sunday.

Shaw has only featured 10 times this season, and will be hoping to have an injury free second-half of the campaign.