Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw has insisted that the injury he picked up in the Red Devils' 2-1 victory over Everton yesterday isn't serious, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Shaw was replaced by Tyler Blackett late on against the Toffees, but the teenager has revealed that the injury was just a dead leg on his knee and won't keep him out of action.
This news will come as a major boost for England U-21 boss Gareth Southgate, who is set to work with the Manchester United man for the up-coming Euro 2015 qualifiers with Croatia.
Speaking to reporters after yesterday's clash, Shaw said: "It's not a bad injury, it's a dead leg on my knee.
“I felt it in the first 20 minutes when I got caught but it carried on during the game so I thought it was probably best to come off before it gets any worse.
"I spoke with the doctor and obviously the manager as well and both feel it's best that I do go (with England Under-21s) as it's not an injury that is going to keep me out.
Shaw has insisted that he will return to training in a couple of days and is hopeful of starring in both games for Southgate's side.
He continued by saying: “Hopefully, I should be training in the next couple of days and can get another two games of 90 minutes.
“As I said, I've been talking to the manager and we've spoken about and think it's a great idea for me to go to help out with the Under-21s and get some game-time as well.”
The injury picked up by Shaw rounded off a difficult day for the youngster despite United's win yesterday. The left-back - who was making his second competitive start for the Red Devils against Roberto Martinez's side - gave away a penalty on the stroke of half-time as he clumsily brought down Tony Hibbert.
Shaw was also partly at fault for Everton's equaliser and eventually left the field of play late on. It must be noted, however, that he's still finding his feet at the Theatre of Dreams and certainly looks an exciting prospect.
A couple more games for the England U-21 side may well help him in his pursuit of full fitness, with Manchester United next in action on October 20 against West Brom at The Hawthorns.
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