Manchester United will be strengthened by the return of English full-back Luke Shaw for the weekend’s friendly against Aston Villa.
Dean Smith The match against Manchester City was scheduled to begin, but clubs participating in the final stages of the Champions League or European League got an additional leave of absence. The first game for United in the first division at home will be against Crystal Palace next Saturday.
An ankle injury kept Shaw out of the final weeks of last season after suffering an injury to Southampton in July.
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“To me, Luke looks really good at training. He came back, looked strong and would play in a friendly match against Villa.” Average club.
But the match comes too early for ex-loaned Villa player Axel Tuanzibi, who is set to return to play later in the month.
Solskjaer said, “So Axel is also close. In a few weeks, I think he will be with us in training full time and hopefully we can give him the matches quickly.”
Some have trained more than others and some will be more prepared than others. Some have played international games, which sometimes you think you don’t really want but some have precious minutes there.
“We’ll give the other minutes in front of Villa so they can all start at a decent level because it’s going to be a long season.”