Luke Shaw takes responsibility for injury against Luton, puts Euros in doubt

Luke Shaw takes responsibility for injury against Luton, puts Euros in doubt

Luke Shaw has revealed he should not have played in the Manchester United game that caused his ‘avoidable’ hamstring injury, leaving his participation at Euro 2024 in doubt.

The left back has not played since February 18, when aggravating the injury during a 2-1 win at Luton, a match in which he was asked to play by Erik ten Hag.

Shaw has since suffered a recurrence of the injury — again under United’s watch while pushing himself to get fit for the FA Cup final. He is yet to train with his England team-mates and is unlikely to make the group opener against Serbia next Sunday.

And the 28-year-old says that mistakes were made in the treatment of the original muscle strain.

‘I felt something against Aston Villa and came off at half-time,’ Shaw said of a match played on February 11, a week before the Luton game. ‘It’s kind of everyone’s fault. Partly my fault, partly medical staff, I think everyone would admit that.

Luke Shaw admitted that he shouldn’t have played in the game that caused his injury problem

The Manchester United left back has not played since suffering a hamstring injury against Luton

The Manchester United left back has not played since suffering a hamstring injury against Luton

‘The scan came back and there wasn’t too much there. But I didn’t train all week, then trained the day before the game. If the manager asks me to play, I’m never going to say no.

‘I shouldn’t have played.’

Shaw, who started only 12 Premier League games last season, said: ‘We all want to play football. My season has been so frustrating, injury after injury. Maybe at times, especially my first hamstring, could have been avoidable. That wasn’t the case, things happen, and I’ve just got to move on from that.

‘The biggest thing for me now is putting my full focus on getting back fit and helping England win the Euros.’

Shaw is likely to be on the sidelines for the Serbia game.

‘I would love to make the first game, I can’t lie,’ he said. ‘But I don’t want to rush too quickly because, realistically, I’ve only got one chance. If I feel something, then that’s it, and I don’t want that to happen.’

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