Jose Mourinho gets welcome Manchester United injury boost ahead of Stamford Bridge return

Luke Shaw will reportedly be fit for Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Chelsea next Saturday.

The 23-year-old has fought his way back into Jose Mourinho’s plans after his long-term injury from a double-leg break, and has been in good form at left-back so far this season.

However, after pulling out of the England squad for the matches against Croatia and Spain, described as a ‘small setback’ he was considered a doubt for the game at Stamford Bridge on October 20.

With Marcos Rojo still injured the Red Devils are short of natural left-footers who can fill in for Shaw, meaning Ashley Young or Matteo Darmian would have had to deputise in west London.

But according to reports, Shaw was assessed by United’s medical staff at Carrington HQ this week and they have deemed the ankle problem as a minor one and he will be available for the game against the Blues.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has pulled out of international duty with Serbia and is a doubt for the clash at Stamford Bridge.

The 30-year-old was due to face Montenegro and Romania with his county, but United have announced that he will be staying at the club to continue his rehabilitation and could be a doubt to face the Blues.

Matic had two spells with the Blues while Jose Mourinho was in charge of the club, joining the former Chelsea manager at Old Trafford in the summer of 2017.

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