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Luke Shaw has hit out at Manchester United and Erik ten Hag for rushing him back from injury and causing him to miss the final three months of the season.

Shaw has not played any football since aggravating a hamstring injury against Luton on February 18.

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The 28-year-old had been forced off with a hamstring issue a week earlier against Aston Villa but was persuaded by Ten Hag and Man Utd’s medical team to play against Luton.

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This proved to be a big mistake as Shaw aggravated the injury and did not play again for Man Utd for the rest of the season.

He was still included in England’s Euro 2024 squad and could return to play in the second group game against Denmark.

What did Shaw say?

“I felt something against Aston Villa and came off at half-time at Villa Park,” Shaw said.

“It’s kind of ­everyone’s fault. Partly my fault, partly medical staff, I think everyone would admit that.

“I didn’t train the whole week. 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.

“No one knows the situation, what’s been happening. I think people have seen that there was a setback, but I was actually very close to returning to team training.

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“I was, of course, pushing to try and get back for the games and the FA Cup final and I think I pushed too hard. I came back too quick and I actually ended up getting another injury in my hamstring, which was three weeks from the final and they said it was a six-week injury, so that’s why there was that setback.

“I think people have been getting confused with what’s actually happened because nothing had been said.

“I got a few people coming up to me, saying: ‘How can you not be fit for United but fit for England?’ But the circumstances were that I did push to do everything I can to be fit for United, and that’s been really my whole season.

“It’s been disappointing for me, but I want to do everything I can, first and foremost, for United. It’s better for me to come out and say what happened, because I think there were a lot of questions over how I could be here and not United.

“That’s been playing on my mind a little bit because I don’t want people thinking that that’s what I’m doing.”

England will be desperate for Shaw to return to fitness as they have already lost his Man Utd teammate Harry Maguire from their Euro 2024 squad due to injury.

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Shaw will not be available for the group opener against Serbia next Sunday but hopes to have the left back for the second match versus Denmark.

“We just go day by day, see how I’m feeling in training,” Shaw said.

“I would love to make the first game, 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. I don’t want that to happen.”

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