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Published: 08:58 | 16/7/16

Shaw set to feature at Wigan

Man Utd defender to face Latics following injury

England defender Luke Shaw is likely to feature in Manchester United's friendly with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The 21-year-old has been out of action for ten months following a double fracture of the right leg he sustained in September 2015 against PSV Eindhoven, but says he "feels really good" ahead of his return.

"I think in the last couple of weeks we’ve been training really hard and everyone’s looking forward to the game tomorrow [Saturday], and of course I am as well," he told MUTV..

Shaw admits he struggled initially to deal with the emotional impact of such a long lay-off, but says the positivity of friends, family and the medical staff at Carrington helped his recovery.

"I don’t know really how to describe it, it was a really tough last eight or nine months until I got out on the training pitch and ever since then I haven’t looked back,” he said.

"From now on I’m just going to look forward and carry on doing what I did last year from the start.

"Everyone helped from the club and from outside the club. My family and friends played a massive part in it. Obviously I have said it before, but here's a big 'thank you' to the staff here who have looked after me really well and have got me back on the pitch."

New United manager Jose Mourinho sees Shaw as his first-choice left-back and is keen to select the former Southampton defender in United's Premier League opener at Bournemouth on August 14.

Mourinho is still without 10 members of his squad following their involvement in Euro 2016 and the Copa America, but Daley Blind, Phil Jones, Juan Mata, Memphis Depay, Adnan Januzaj and new signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will all feature in Saturday's friendly against the Championship side.

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