Luke Shaw OUT of Slovenia clash and facing race against time for second round as Man Utd star misses full training again

LUKE SHAW has no chance of featuring against Slovenia on Tuesday – and he is even struggling for a potential last 16 clash.

The Manchester United left-back once again did not train with his international team-mates so it is impossible he will even make the bench in Cologne.

Luke Shaw will play no part against SloveniaGetty

Yet Shaw, 28, is already in a race against time to make the bench for England’s knockout stage game.

If England finish second in Group C, they will play in Dortmund next Saturday.

If Gareth Southgate’s side win the group, which will be secured with a victory over Slovenia, they will play in Gelsenkirchen next Sunday.

But either way, Shaw – who has 31 caps – needs to resume full training in the next 72 hours if he is to be considered for the bench for the last 16 game.

Shaw has not played since injuring his hamstring for United in February.

Southgate gambled on the fitness of Shaw when naming his squad and it has not worked.

The England boss had hoped the former Southampton defender would be on the bench for the second match against Denmark before starting against Slovenia.

Instead, England are having to play right-footed Kieran Trippier at left-back.


The next in line is Liverpool’s Joe Gomez, who is also right-footed.

With Shaw struggling, Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell was disappointed to miss out.

As was Crystal Palace man Tyrick Mitchell – whose two England caps came in 2022.

Pundits and legends lay into England

ENGLAND’s lifeless display in the 1-1 draw with Denmark left pundits and legends queuing up to take a dig at Gareth Southgate’s team.

Here’s the best of what was said…


“Awful performance, particularly after going up in the game.

“I don’t think one England player can look at themselves and say, ‘I’ve done my job tonight’.

“England were all over the place, far too sloppy in possession, gave the ball away too much and got caught too many times.

“There was no energy, no pace, no guile — Southgate is simply not getting the best out of England’s best players.

“It’s concerning and Gareth will get some serious questions.

“You saw England players lying on their backs — they look absolutely shattered but there’s no excuse for that.”


The BBC host called the performance “lifeless and tepid”.

On Harry Kane he said: “He needs his manager to ask more of him. I would have expected that if I’d put in that kind of performance.”


“The players don’t look the same as they do for their clubs. It is a big concern.”


“Courage and bravery, we’re not really seeing it.

“There’s something amiss with the balance. Bellingham is waving his arms.

“This is a big test for Gareth. It looks like he’s overthinking things.”


“My big worry watching this and for the rest of the tournament?

“England look absolutely knackered. They can’t get close to the ball.

“The surest sign of fatigue is dropping deep.

“Declan Rice is having to cover so much ground. No-one can convince me this is a strategy.”


“It’s strange that we have taken the lead in both games so far, yet instead of it settling us down and giving us the confidence to play, we have failed to take control.

“But what was most worrying was that Denmark had a clear way of playing — while we didn’t.”

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