Crocked Man United defender offered shock Euro 2016 lifeline

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is in contention to be included in England’s Euro 2016 squad, report BBC Sport.

The 20-year old left-back had emerged as a key player for both club and country after a disappointing season last term, though has not played since September.

He suffered a horrific double leg break in a Champions League clash with PSV and was thought to be ruled out for the rest of the season.

However, his recovery appears to be going better than expected, as Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal named him in the Europa League squad to provide a comeback target.

Now, Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson has left the door open in regards to the former Southampton youngster making the squad for this summer’s tournament in France.

‘All that remains is for him to get fit enough to be selected,’ said Hodgson.

‘Luke Shaw’s a player we believe in, we think is an excellent talent.’

‘We think he will be a major competitor with the other left-backs for a place in the squad.’

He will not be without competition however, as Hodgson has a number of top left-backs to choose from.

The likes of Danny Rose at Spurs or Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand are capable deputies.

Hodgson will name his side on the 12th May.