Injured Luke Shaw jokes that he is a step closer to his ‘comeback’ after victory over FC Midtjylland

by Ben Topliss

Luke Shaw has joked that he is a step closer to his comeback from injury following Manchester United’s 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday.

Earlier this term, Louis van Gaal claimed that Shaw, who is recovering from a double fracture of his right leg, could play in the Europa League final if Man United reach it.

United were superb against Midtjylland, with 18-year-old debutant Marcus Rashford scoring twice as they advanced into the Round of 16.

Shaw is one of a number of United players on the treatment table, with players such as Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and David de Gea picking up injuries in recent weeks.

United have world-class medical facilities and staff and Shaw is in good hands, but it is important that he does not rush back from what was a very serious injury.

It is also a big ask for United to reach the final of the Europa League, with some very good teams still left in the competition.

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