It looks as if Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has shelved plans to buy a new left-back, which has handed an Old Trafford reprieve to Luke Shaw.
Combined with England’s foray into the last four of the World Cup, which means that Ashley Young will be given an extended break before he starts pre-season, Shaw has been granted quite an opportunity to force his way into the first-team at the Theatre of Dreams, provided he can impress in pre-season.
One of the most persistent question marks over Shaw is his fitness; he has proved himself unable to stave off injuries for long enough to establish himself under Jose Mourinho and he has also been accused of being in poor condition.
However, that could be about to change this season with reports emerging that Shaw has topped United’s pre-season fitness tests and some of the club’s fans are getting excited about his prospects for the coming campaign…
Can this be true or am I dreaming 🤔
— خليفة (@YMagashi) July 17, 2018
Speaking of him though, there’s nothing I’d like more than to miss out on a LB for Shaw to come in and put in the performances we expected of him when we first bought him. Still so talented
— Jack 🎲 (@DavidDeLegend_) July 17, 2018
Luke Shaw before his injury > Alex Sandro or any other Lb we’ve been linked with.
— Benny 🍀 (@HaaMortaL) July 17, 2018
Maybe it will be Shaw’s year.
— Richard Ferro (@Ferro25Richard) July 17, 2018
he is key for us and he will be our first choice
— MR T KHUMALO (@Rathibo_Rattie) July 17, 2018
He is ready
— Xhosa Pride 🤴🏾 (@Aya_Tshotyana5) July 17, 2018