Manchester United defeated Premier League rivals Watford, 2-1, on Saturday evening. The Red Devils claimed victory thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling. Despite final 30 minutes being nail-biting, Jose Mourinho’s team took all three points. Manchester United now turn their attention towards the Champions League, and left-back Luke Shaw is expected to return to the starting XI.
Luke Shaw to make Manchester United return in Champions League
Manchester United will face off against Switzerland’s Young Boys and Shaw is expected to return to the team. The left-back has been in fine form this season. However, he suffered a concussion while on international duty ruling him out of Saturday’s match.
Ashley Young deputised for Shaw against Watford and received praise for his performance. Despite his play, Mourinho stated after the Red Devils win that Shaw would reclaim the left-back position.
“Shaw plays Wednesday,” Mourinho said. “We can’t do it with one left-back and Ashley Young is not just a left-back – he’s also a right-back.
“They both are doing well and they both are different players, and they both understand that one is a young player and the other one is the experienced one, and it’s good for us to have these two options.”
The 23-year-old Shaw is in the last season of his current Manchester United contract. The full-back joined the club in 2014 from Southampton for £33.75 million.
Sine he arrival of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Shaw has seen his value drop tremendously along with his playing time.
This season, Shaw has featured in four of Manchester United’s four matches and scored one goal.
Luke Shaw to face Young Boys
Manchester United will start their Champions League campaign in Bern. Young Boys have finally reached the Champions League group stage after six attempts. The Swiss champions claimed their first domestic title last season, the first in more than 30 years.
Young Boys haven’t fared well against English teams. In six meetings with English sides, Young Boys have won just one time.