Luke Shaw is facing a battle to save his Manchester United career following the emergence of Brandon Williams this season.
Shaw has been sidelined since August with a hamstring injury with youngster Williams being afforded a chance to impress in his absence, the teenager showing promise in his first senior appearances for the club and scoring his first goal during the draw at Sheffield United last weekend.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been pleased with the prospect’s development and according to the Mirror, has now informed Shaw that Williams has moved ahead of him in the pecking order.
Shaw has returned to training and has travelled as part of an inexperienced United squad for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Astana, Solskjaer opting to take just four senior players for the trip to Kazakhstan with qualification to the knock-out stages already secured.
The 24-year-old will hope to make his return to first-team action and prove he deserves regular inclusion, the left-back having previously been named as the club’s Player of the Season following a consistent campaign last term.
United’s inexperienced side against Astana will be captained by Jesse Lingard, whilst debuts will be handed to several youngsters and experienced third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant will make his first start for the club in goal.