Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is likely to miss the Red Devils' trip to face Feyenoord in their first group stage game in the Europa League on Thursday (15 September) after picking up an injury during their derby loss to neighbours Manchester City on Saturday (10 September) at Old Trafford.
According to the Sun, the left-back, who was withdrawn midway through the second-half during the 2-1 loss, picked up a hamstring injury and will miss the trip to Netherlands. Shaw's loss will be a big blow to Jose Mourinho, and the manager will be hoping that he makes a quick return ahead of crucial clashes in the Premier League and League coming up in the next week.
The 21-year-old defender was initially a doubt for the Manchester derby after he was allowed to withdraw from the England squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Slovakia with a minor calf problem, but recovered in time to complete 81 minutes before being withdrawn. The hamstring injury could see Shaw miss more than just the Europa League clash. They face Watford in the Premier League on 1 September before traveling to Northampton four days later for a League Cup clash.
Mourinho does not have a direct replacement for Shaw in the squad and will have to call on Marcos Rojo, who is primarily a central defender, but can also play on the left. However, the Argentine is yet to make a single appearance this season, which could pose a risk against Feyenoord. The Portuguese manager also has the option of moving Daley Blind from his usual centre-back position to left-back and call on Chris Smalling, who has also made just one appearance – to fill in at centre-back alongside Eric Bailly.
Marcus Rashford, meanwhile, is set to make his first competitive start under Mourinho after the manager admitted that he made a mistake in keeping him on the bench in the first-half of the Manchester derby.