Man United's Luke Shaw on the verge of England recall

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw on the verge of England recall after two-year absence as impressive run of form leaves Gareth Southgate with big Euro 2020 decision to make

  • Luke Shaw is understood to be in contention for upcoming World Cup qualifiers 
  • England have been playing with wing-backs but Shaw would give another option
  • Manchester City defender John Stones also in line for a first call up since 2019 

Luke Shaw is back on Gareth Southgate’s radar following his renaissance at Manchester United.

Left back Shaw has not played for England for two and a half years due to injury problems and loss of form.

But the 25-year-old is understood to be back in Southgate’s thoughts for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland in March. Shaw has impressed in his 27 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season.

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw could be in line for an England recall after a fine season 

The left side of defence has become a problem position for Southgate and Ben Chilwell was England’s only recognised left back in the last squad back in November.

Kieran Trippier, Bukayo Saka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all been deployed as makeshift left wing-backs.

Arsenal youngster Saka, in particular, has impressed Southgate with his performances and is challenging Chilwell to be England’s first-choice left wing-back for their forth- coming matches — including the delayed European Championship.

England manager Gareth Southgate is considering Shaw for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has impressed playing for England as a left wing-back

But Shaw’s return to form has provided Southgate with another option.

Manchester City centre back John Stones is also back in contention having not played since November 2019.

The 26-year-old looks certain to return to Southgate’s squad for next month’s fixtures.

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