When Manchester United signed England’s Luke Shaw from Southampton in the summer of 2014, it was widely thought that the Red Devils were acquiring a player that would nail-down the left-back position for his club and county over the last 10 years.
That still might be the case, but it would be fair to say that things have not gone smoothly for Shaw over the last couple of years.
The defender made 20 appearances during his first season at Old Trafford, but has made just a further 27 appearances since, and only started nine Premier League games last term.
It appeared that Shaw was heading for the Man United exit after a falling-out with head coach Jose Mourinho, but the England international then returned to the first team, before picking up a season-ending injury in April.
It is currently unclear whether Shaw will be fit for the start of pre-season after suffering ligament damage to his foot, and injuries have really cost the defender the chance of a serious run in the first team.
It is now more than three years since Shaw arrived at Man United, and despite his troubles, the club’s supporters are still fully behind the former Southampton youngster.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 27, 2017
Hope he has a better season this time around, he has a lot to prove. I have a lot of belief in him though, come on Shaw prove them wrong.
— José (@MourinhoMindset) June 27, 2017
It's time to rip the left flank apart!! And hope an injury free season!
— Niko Dozmina (@aijandz) June 27, 2017
Things would have been soo different without that horrific injury! it affected him badly! young and talented.Just needs support n motivation
— Gaurav Bhide (@RedDevilsFort) June 27, 2017
Best LB in the world soon
— Nate (@EliteGhost_) June 27, 2017
This is your season @LukeShaw23 we believe in you, we've all seen what you can do. ?
— Po9ba (@philstandish) June 27, 2017
Looking forward to seeing Luke back, hopefully preseason
— Alban (@SpinninAlb) June 27, 2017
Hope he has the best season next season! A lot to prove and I'm sure he will end up at top of it all
— jm8 (@Raaderer8) June 27, 2017
Come On Shaw! Do whatever it takes to prove your critics wrong.. I know you can do it! Get into that team, nail down that LB spot.. Come On!
— PP (@P9Pranav) June 27, 2017
I hope he reaches his full potential this season! He's a top notch left-back on his day! #GGMU
— Sahil Singh (@whatthesahil) June 27, 2017