Manchester United fans debate Luke Shaw’s fitness after Palace cameo

Luke Shaw has had to settle for cup appearances in recent weeks for Manchester United, as Jose Mourinho has preferred the experience of Ashley Young ahead of him.

The former Southampton man has endured a complicated relationship with Mourinho since the Portuguese manager arrived at Old Trafford but was introduced from the bench last night with United chasing a winner at Selhurst Park last night.

In the end, Nemanja Matic clinched a late winning goal to see off Crystal Palace, completing a comeback that saw them come from two goals behind early on in the second half and Shaw’s energy down the left certainly helped.

However, United fans noticed that Shaw did not look especially trim. He has struggled with his fitness in the past, even stretching back to the days when Louis van Gaal was in charge at Old Trafford and some fans thought that his old issues may have resurfaced.

After all, there must be a reason that he was dropped just weeks after Mourinho named him among the world’s best left backs.

Not everyone agreed however, and we’ve taken a look at the contrasting opinions on Shaw’s condition as he pushes for a start in Saturday’s crunch clash with arch rivals Liverpool.