Manchester United's Luke Shaw Ruled Out for England's Euro 2024 Game with Denmark

Luke Shaw is ruled out for England's Euro 2024 match against Denmark due to a muscle injury
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England's hopes of having Luke Shaw available for their second Euro 2024 group stage match against Denmark have taken a blow after it was confirmed by the manager Gareth Southgate that the Manchester United left-back continues his recovery from a muscle injury that has sidelined him since February.

Luke Shaw, one of Southgate’s usual starter at the left back position with 31 caps and 3 goals, already missed the opening victory against Serbia. He is the only natural left-back in the current England squad, while Trippier filled his spot in the first game. However, manager Gareth Southgate remains optimistic about Shaw's involvement later in the tournament.

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"He's actually on track to where we thought he would be originally," Southgate said. "We were hoping a couple of days ago we might accelerate that a little bit, but he needs a bit more volume work."

While Shaw won't feature against Denmark, Southgate hasn't ruled him out for the rest of the competition. Luke Shaw was expected to miss the initial games when selected by the manager as he termed it, a calculated risk. It is still to be seen how the risk pays off as England will be looking to maintain their winning start and secure a strong position in Group C.

Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo did see some playing time as a substitute in the closing stages of the Serbia game and may see some action again. Denmark, on the other hand, will see Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen and striker Rasmus Hojlund starting again. Eriksen is looking to add to his goal tally after scoring in their opening draw against Slovenia while Hojlund is yet to open his account at EURO 2024.

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