MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho has announced Luke Shaw will start against Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The England international was forced to sit out the 2-1 win at Watford on Saturday evening after suffering a head injury in the UEFA Nations League defeat to Spain.
But he will return to the team when Manchester United kick off their Champions League campaign in Switzerland.
“Luke Shaw plays Wednesday,” said Mourinho after the Watford clash.
“We can’t do it with one left-back and Ashley Young is not just a left-back, he is also a right-back.
“They are both doing well, they are both different players and I think they both understand that one is a young player and the other is the experienced one and it is good for us to have these two options, plus [Matteo] Darmian.
“He is my emergency man, he is always ready for everything.”
Shaw withdrew from England duty after colliding with Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal when challenging for an aerial ball.
The 23-year-old received oxygen before being stretchered off and taken to hospital for a scan.
He received positive news that it was not a serious blow, but missed training in the build up to the Watford trip.
Speaking before the game, Mourinho said: “Contrary to some news, to some opinions, by the protocol point of view and according to our doctor, he will be free to play.
“The only situation we have to analyse is if you are going to play him when, during the week, he was not training with the team or if, even so, he decides to play.”
Diogo Dalot is also expected to make the squad for the trip to Switzerland.
The Portuguese right-back was recruited from Porto for £19m in the summer transfer window but is yet to make his debut due to injury.
He played the full 90 minutes of an Under-23 fixture on Friday night and is now available for selection.
Marcos Rojo, however, will not be considered against Young Boys.
He limped off in the 55th minute against Reading’s Under-23s at Old Trafford.
Manchester United 2018/19 Champions League squad
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Lee Grant, Sergio Romero
Defenders: Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay
Forwards: Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial
Manchester United 2018/19 Champions League fixtures
Young Boys (A) September 19 – 8pm
Valencia (H) October 2 – 8pm
Juventus (H) October 23 – 8pm
Juventus (A) November 7 – 8pm
Young Boys (H) November 27 – 8pm
Valencia (A) December 12 – 8pm