REVEALED: Luke Shaw played with BROKEN RIBS at Euro 2020 after England left-back ‘picked up injury in last-16 tie’ but went through the pain barrier against Ukraine, Denmark and Italy to be a standout performer… as Man United wait to assess him
- Luke Shaw played against Ukraine, Denmark and Italy at Euros with broken ribs
- Manchester United left back was a standout performer for England this summer
- Report reveals that he was actually playing with an injury after Germany victory
England left-back Luke Shaw reportedly played against Ukraine, Denmark and Italy at Euro 2020 with broken ribs.
The Manchester United left back was a standout performer for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions this summer, scoring one goal and supplying three assists in six matches.
It turns out the defender faced Ukraine in the quarter-finals, Denmark in the last four and Italy in the finale at Wembley with fractured ribs, according to The Telegraph.
Luke Shaw was suffering from broken ribs when he put England ahead at the Euro 2020 final – the left back scored the opener against Italy inside just two minutes at Wembley
The 26-year-old defender sustained the injury in the last-16 victory over bitter rivals Germany
The report reveals that the 26-year-old sustained the injury in the last-16 victory over bitter rivals Germany.
The Red Devils are waiting for Shaw to return from his summer break to find out the extent of the damage.
Solskjaer could be without forward Marcus Rashford for the start of the 2021-22 season although a decision is still yet to be made on whether he will need an operation on his shoulder injury.
Meanwhile Alex Telles, Shaw’s left-back cover, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is waiting for Shaw to return from his summer break to find out the extent of the damage
Shaw is currently enjoying a summer break in Mykonos, Greece with England team-mates Mason Mount (L) and Declan Rice (C)
Shaw has struggled with fitness issues and injury setbacks throughout his career but has enjoyed a revival in recent times and impressed as England reached their first major tournament final in 55 years.
The defender opened the scoring inside just two minutes against Italy in the Euro 2020 final on July 11, smashing home Kieran Trippier’s cross at the back post to send England fans into delirium.
In the comfortable 4-0 quarter-final win over Ukraine Shaw supplied two assists – one for his club team-mate Harry Maguire and the other for captain Harry Kane.
His first assist of the tournament came in the 2-0 win over Germany as he provided the pass for Raheem Sterling to break the deadlock in the 75th minute.
Shaw is currently enjoying a summer holiday with England team-mates Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Kyle Walker following their Euro 2020 final penalty shootout defeat by Italy.
The quartet were seen belting out Neil Diamond’s hit Sweet Caroline at a restaurant on the Greek island of Mykonos last weekend and Shaw was snapped alongside midfielders Mount and Rice on board a yacht days later.