Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:42

Luke Shaw: Louis van Gaal wants defender to miss U21 Euros

Written by 
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he does not want Luke Shaw to play for England at this summer's European Under-21 Championship.

Full-back Shaw, who joined United from Southampton last June, has missed much of this season because of injuries.

Van Gaal said: "When you are not playing for Man Utd you cannot play for other teams. He needs the rest.

"He is 19. We have to protect him. I hope that the coach of the Under-21s understands that."

Shaw has started just 18 games for United since joining them for £27m last summer, as ankle and hamstring injuries disrupted his maiden campaign with the club.

He will miss United's match with Arsenal on Sunday after receiving an elbow to the face in the win at Crystal Palace last weekend.

The left-back's fitness was also questioned by Van Gaal during pre-season.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane has scored 30 goals for Tottenham this season

Van Gaal's comments put further doubt on the prospect of England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate being able to select a full-strength squad for this summer's tournament, to be held in the Czech Republic between 17-30 June.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who scored on his senior England debut, could feature for the U21s but Spurs have arranged a friendly in Australia less than three weeks before England's first game against Portugal on 18 June.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez said recently that midfielder Ross Barkley would need a "proper break" in the summer, while Southgate has previously said he is "not convinced another tournament in the summer would be right" for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, who played for England in the 2014 World Cup.

However, in March, Southgate, whose side qualified for the finals without losing a match, said he does not expect Premier League clubs to oppose the release of players, adding: "We've looked after the players physically, and that helps us in terms of their release."

England's last appearance at the tournament in 2013 ended with Stuart Pearce's side exiting from the group stage having lost all three of their matches.


Read 171488 times


  • Comment Link Trena Monday, 19 March 2018 03:40 posted by Trena

    vegas casino games
    casino games real money
    online casinos 2016
    top rated free online casino games

  • Comment Link Sommer Monday, 19 March 2018 03:16 posted by Sommer

    new usa online casinos 2017
    casino online
    casinos online
    online casino real money

  • Comment Link Cornelius Monday, 19 March 2018 01:24 posted by Cornelius

    casinos online
    online casinos 2016
    online casino slots
    casino games free

  • Comment Link Andreweruby Monday, 19 March 2018 00:10 posted by Andreweruby

    creative sound
    adobe cs6 master collection
    adobe cc
    adobe creative suite
    creative commons
    adobe photoshop cc
    adobe cs2
    adobe photoshop lightroom
    adobe creative cloud download windows

  • Comment Link Georgehob Sunday, 18 March 2018 22:53 posted by Georgehob

    S viagra symbol
    compare viagra cialis and levitra viagra without a doctor prescription usa viagra invented by mistake
    i used this naturaul viagra viagra without a doctor prescription viagra cheap price

  • Comment Link KevinBreab Sunday, 18 March 2018 22:24 posted by KevinBreab

    adobe encore cs6
    creative suite
    adobe photography plan
    adobe cs6 master collection
    adobe acrobat dc
    adobe photoshop cc 2017
    adobe photoshop cs5
    adobe reader free

  • Comment Link Darrelltit Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:04 posted by Darrelltit

    I am not sure where you're getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this information for my mission.
    bitcoin trading for beginners
    bitcoin trading

  • Comment Link ThomasCam Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:01 posted by ThomasCam

    adobe premiere elements
    adobe creative suite
    master collection cs6
    adobe cs6 master collection
    file extension pdf
    photoshop cs6
    creative services
    adobe photoshop cc
    adobe cs6 master collection

  • Comment Link feajole Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:30 posted by feajole

    all natural viagra
    generic viagra
    viagra 50mg or 100mg
    generic viagra online

  • Comment Link ThomasCam Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:07 posted by ThomasCam

    adobe photoshop download
    adobe creative cloud download
    la fourmi creative
    adobe creative
    creative memories
    adobe photoshop cc
    adobe creative cloud インストール
    photoshop cc 2017
    adobe photoshop elements

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.