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Ten Hag moves on, the Man United 16-year-old player to cover Shaw’s absence

The manager would be evaluating his options in the club to cover the absence of the Englishman

By Mario Perez

Ten Hag would have found a talented 16-year-old player at United's academy to replace Luke Shaw.
Ten Hag would have found a talented 16-year-old player at United's academy to replace Luke Shaw.
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Manchester United’s coach Erik Ten Hag would be facing difficult days as the manager of the Red Devils, as the last injury suffered by the English left back Luke Shaw would have forced the Dutchman to improvise a substitute of the veteran player in his team.

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In this sense, it would be worth remembering that Luke Shaw’s absence wouldn’t be the only one in Ten Hag’s squad, as the manager won’t be able to count either on the English right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka nor the Dutch left back Tyrell Malacia.

In addition, the main replacements for Luke Shaw in this season, the Spanish full backs Sergio Reguilon and Alvaro Fernandez were sent to Tottenham and Benfica respectively during the January transfer market window, which leaves really few options for the manager to cover the team’s left back.

For all this, the Swedish defender Victor Lindelof would appear as the only option for Ten Hag to replace Shaw, with Diogo Dalot forced to play as a right back in the team. However, the manager would have found a new and surprising candidate to act as a left back for the next few games.

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This candidate would be none other than the 16-year-old English defender Harry Amass, who currently plays for the club’s academy and has been called to train with United’s senior team by Ten Hag in the last few days, which could lead him to be included in the squad to face Fulham in Old Trafford on Saturday.

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