Manchester United have received an injury boost following news that Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are closing in on first-team returns.
Manager Jose Mourinho has told MUTV that the pair will play in the club’s Under-23s squad on Monday.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 18, 2017
This means that Saturday’s Premier League game against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium has come too soon for the duo, who have not featured since the closing stages of last season.
Shaw suffered ligament damage while playing against Swansea in United’s league match on April 30.
Young’s injury layoff began less than a week later when he picked up a groin problem against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final.
Neither were fit enough to take part in the Red Devils’ pre-season tour of the United States, but they did travel with the squad.
The news has been warmly welcomed by fans that are keen to welcome Shaw back into the fold, but the reaction was completely different for Young.
Ashley should get well soon so he can find himself another club
— LINDELOAF (@Limo_alan) August 18, 2017
I really hope Shaw can nail down that lb spot. He's such a talent
— Ben Mooney (@benmufc98) August 18, 2017
— Undsolinho (@Undsolinho) August 18, 2017
So Young is still our player, I almost forgot.
— Funke Afolabi (@funkeafolabi64) August 18, 2017
Positive news on Luke Shaw, hope he finally stays fit and enjoys his game in what could be his defining season as a United player
— Ekene Ikeakanam (@ekecy) August 18, 2017
Ashley young's united career is over. We already have better players than him for every position
— MainManLukaku (@AlphaChino90) August 18, 2017
cant wait for Shaw's return, should help the squad drastically.
— Kade (@K4DE_) August 18, 2017
Hope we see @LukeShaw23 up and running in the first team asap….!!!
— Sourabh S. Ghorpade (@ScarletDevil_MU) August 18, 2017