A Carrington Insider has revealed to the Sun who the fittest player is at Manchester United after a mid-season fitness test.
The club carries out the fitness test in the middle of the season as the players are hitting their peak condition, and the result may shock a few people.
The fittest player at Man Utd is…… Luke Shaw! This is a surprising announcement as Shaw has been tarnished with being ‘unfit’ from the days of LvG. Shaw seems to have bucked up his attitude regarding fitness in a bid to get back in the team. The other player that showed impressive athleticism is fellow wing back, Antonio Valencia.
The issue of Shaw not playing is clearly not fitness, it’s Mourinho not being able to (or not being willing to) give Shaw the game time he needs to get his match sharpness back. However, as most fans know; the left backs who are currently playing in the squad are not playing well: Therefore it’ll be worth the investment of playing Shaw sooner rather than later. He’s surely worth the risk?
With the upcoming fixtures it’s unlikely Shaw will get much game time soon, but with the busy festive period quickly arriving, he could see more first team football. With this story being leaked from Carrington, are the press going to start putting pressure on Mourinho to play Shaw? The other concern is, if someone is leaking this story from Carrington now, could a more damaging story be leaked in the future?