Manchester United have shed light on why Luke Shaw was subbed off during the Aston Villa game.
Luke Shaw was substituted pre-maturely during Manchester United’s game against Aston Villa. This has led a lot of people to wonder why Erik ten Hag would take off a player of his quality at halftime.
While talking to BBC, Erik ten Hag explained that the decision was made as a precaution. The Dutchman explained that he would rather make compromises than lose more players during this stage of the season.
It seems like Ten Hag has learnt his lesson ever since he lost Lisandro Martinez. During the game against West Ham, the Argentine was allowed to continue after an injury scare. This led to a knee injury and Martinez will now miss the next ten weeks.
Losing both Luke Shaw and Martinez from his defensive line would be catastrophic for Erik ten Hag. It surely is a positive sight to see him pay more attention towards the health of his players.
If the Red Devils had been this on point with injuries during the first half of the season then it is quite possible that they would be in a better place right now. However, a lot of people will be happy about Ten Hag’s better late than never approach.
Manchester United have finally gotten most of their stars back and now that their comeback is in full swing the fans can expect the coach to not take any unnecessary risks. Luke Shaw may have been one of the first half-time substitutions for United but he will surely not be the last.
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Manchester United have enough quality on their team to complete this comeback. However, Erik ten Hag is currently prioritising his player’s health instead of their performance on the pitch. Even the Dutchman knows that the results will come as long as his stars get to play.