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Man United left-back Luke Shaw handed fresh England start against Spain

Luke Shaw's fine form for Manchester United is rewarded with an England start against Spain

David Cooper 2018/09/08

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is set to make his first appearance in more than a year for England after he was selected to start Saturday night’s Nations League-clash against Spain (22:45 UAE).

Shaw, 23, had seen his promising career derailed by September 2015’s horrific leg fracture and subsequent mixed relationship with club boss Jose Mourinho.

But the World Cup 2014 call-up has played every minute for the Red Devils this term and impressed throughout.

These star turns were rewarded by manager Gareth Southgate when he chose his first XI since the Three Lions’ surprise run to fourth place in the 2018 edition.

Shaw – who last played for England in March 2017 – missed out on selection for that tournament.

Another player to start the game at Wembley was Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez. Injury ruled him out of the summer’s event in Russia.

ENGLAND (5-3-2)

Jordan Pickford; Kieran Trippier, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Joe Gomez, Luke Shaw; Jordan Henderson, Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard; Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane

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