Photo: Ander Herrera sends heartfelt message to Luke Shaw ahead of Man United v Crystal Palace

Ander Herrera sends message to Luke Shaw ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup final on Saturday

Ander Herrera has welcomed Manchester United defender Luke Shaw back to first-team training ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Crystal Palace at Wembley.

The England left-back stepped up his return from a broken leg last week as the 21-year-old posted a photo on his Instagram page ahead of training at Carrington.

United manager Louis van Gaal has already ruled Shaw out of contention to play a part in Saturday’s showpiece at the home of English football.

However, Spanish playmaker Herrera was certainly happy to see Shaw back in the thick of it in United’s training session on Thursday afternoon.

Herrera wrote on his Instagram page: “Last training session tomorrow morning before the final, happy to get @lukeshaw23 back with the team 🔴”

The 26-year-old midfielder is hoping to feature in his first FA Cup final since his move to United from La Liga side Athletic Bilbao in a £29m deal in 2014.

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Herrera and Shaw joined United in the same summer as Van Gaal took over the reins for the club from David Moyes.

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