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Man Utd star says he suffered injury after agreeing to Ten Hag request

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said that ‘everyone’ is to blame after he picked up a long-term hamstring injury against Luton Town earlier this year.

The England international’s injury troubles continued last season as he made just 15 appearances for the club.

Shaw has revealed that he felt his hamstring against Villa and only returned to training 24 hours before the Luton trip (h/t the Telegraph).

He said: “I felt something against Aston Villa and came off at half-time at Villa Park. 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. But I’ve always said the team comes before everything for me. That will never change.”

Man Utd need to improve handling of injured players

United had a big defensive crisis this season and part of the blame could be placed on the manager and the medical staff at the club.

Shaw should have been on the bench against Luton, but he was surprisingly picked in the starting XI just one day after returning to first-team training.

Lisandro Martinez and Jonny Evans suffered similar fates last term, playing before they were ready to return to action.

United must improve their handling of injured players. Shaw could have played a key part in the season run-in if he was not rushed back into action.

The left-back has luckily proved his fitness ahead of the European Championship with England. He will be hoping to stand out for them, just like in the previous edition.

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