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Danny Rose wants Man Utd move over Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose would choose Manchester United over Chelsea if he was to leave the London club, simply because he would rather play for Jose Mourinho than Antonio Conte, according to a report on the Daily Star.

The Englishman has been out with injury since January but is close to a return after participating in training with the first team squad.

Rose looked set to leave the north London club in the summer when he made remarks about the wage structure at the club and how he felt that he deserves more money. Rose also had a dig at the club for not winning any trophies but was fined by the club and issued an apology.

Danny Rose would prefer a move to Manchester United over Chelsea. (picture: standard.co.uk)
Danny Rose would prefer a move to Manchester United over Chelsea. (picture: standard.co.uk)

United and Chelsea were quick to register their interest in Rose and it is now understood that the full-back is itching to work under Mourinho. The Portuguese is said to be preparing a £45m deal to bring the defender to Old Trafford in the January transfer window, but is expecting Spurs to be stubborn about selling a key player to a direct rival.

The left-back spot at United is up for grabs, with Ashley Young deputising fantastically in that position so far. However, if United sign Rose, it could spell the end for Luke Shaw at the club.

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“Shaw’s future depends on proving Jose wrong” – United legend

Luke Shaw has been warned by United legend Gary Neville that his reputation will be severely damaged if he doesn’t respond to José Mourinho’s criticism of his commitment to Manchester United.

Shaw wasn’t in the squad during Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw with West Brom. The left-back’s future looks uncertain after Mourinho said he cannot compare his attitude with those of United’s other left-backs, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young. The Portuguese said Shaw was a “long way behind” in terms of commitment, focus and ambition.

The manager’s criticism has raised the prospect of the England defender leaving United this summer, with Spurs reportedly monitoring the situation. However, Neville, who worked with Shaw on the National team, has urged the 21-year-old to prove his manager wrong.

“The reality of it is Luke Shaw will be given a chance to play in a few weeks time and it’s his performance on the pitch that will count. He has the talent to play for Manchester United,” said Sky Sports pundit Neville.

“Players have got to be able to handle it. He’s playing for Man United and he’s got to fill that shirt and have broad shoulders. It’s worked with Mkhitaryan and Martial, they’ve responded, and Luke Shaw needs to respond in the same way.”

One thing for sure is that before Shaw suffered the horrendous leg break last season, he was an asset to the side. However, it seems that the injury has pushed him two steps backwards in terms of confidence and quality, which is why he needs to work hard to regain his form.

At just 21 years of age, Shaw has plenty of time to become a regular in the left-back spot at Manchester United and I strongly feel he could hold down that position for several years.

The worst thing for us to do at this point is sell Luke Shaw. Selling him would mean splashing the cash on yet another unproven young left-back, which is totally unnecessary seeing as we have one already. Shaw proved that he can live up to his potential in his first season at United and I am certain that he can regain confidence and become one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.

Is Neville right?

Should United sell Luke Shaw?

Was Jose correct to publicly criticise the young fullback?

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Luke Shaw to miss Europa league match

Luke Shaw is set to miss the midweek clash with Feyenoord after picking up a slight hamstring strain against Man City on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho is unlikely to risk Shaw for the opening game of United’s Europa League campaign in Rotterdam on Thursday with Marcos Rojo set to come in.

The game in Holland falls exactly 1 year after Shaw’s horrific leg break which he sustained in a clash with PSV Eindhoven’s Hector Moreno.

Luke Shaw spent 7 months out injured and only returned at the start of this season and recently admitted he feared his career might be over.

“When I did it, the first thought that went through my head was, ‘Am I going to play football again or how long am I going to be out for?

“It wasn’t too much about the pain because I could deal with that.

“But, yeah, there was a fear about how long it was going to take or if I was I was even going to be back playing football.

“But as I went through it (the recovery process) I knew I was coming back and I’m looking past it.”

Shaw was one of United’s best performers last season before his injury and his return has been a welcome sight in the United defence.

His pace and power coupled with his defensive prowess and ability to attack has made Shaw one of the best left backs in England.

Shaw will surely look to build on his positive return from injury and push for the starting left back spot in the England squad this season.

Luke Shaw facing uncertain United future

Luke Shaw is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford with the arrival of Jose Mourinho. Mourinho is currently assessing his new squad and has already signed defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal.

Although Mourinho is unlikely to oversee a squad overhaul there are only 6 players assured to be staying. Michael Carrick, Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson have all signed contract extensions. Anthony Martial and David De Gea are indispensable along with Captain Wayne Rooney.

Luke Shaw is one player who should be included on the list of players who are sure to still be at Old Trafford next season. However we should not be surprised if Mourinho does not take a liking to Shaw. Mourinho was understood to have met with Luke Shaw before Shaw signed for United from Southampton for £27million.

Mourinho overlooked the England left back and was critical of Shaw saying:

“If we pay to a 19-year-old boy what we were being asked for, to sign Luke Shaw, we are dead. We would have killed our stability with financial fair play and killed the stability in our dressing room.”

Luke Shaw has returned to training after missing the majority of the season through injury (Picture: thesun.co.uk)
Luke Shaw has returned to training after missing the majority of the season through injury (Picture: thesun.co.uk)

Mourinho not afraid to sell fan favourites

Shaw’s decision to choose a move to United is easily understandable with United’s history of developing young talent and the inevitable departure of Patrice Evra. However Shaw will be wary upon his return to Carrington on July 4th having seen Juan Mata, twice voted Chelsea’s player of the season, quickly deemed surplus to requirements by Mourinho whilst at Chelsea.

At the start of the season Luke Shaw was one of United’s stand out players. Shaw had started to form an excellent partnership with Memphis Depay down United’s left hand side. However after Shaw’s horrific leg break the form of Depay dropped hugely as did defensive partner Matteo Darmian.

When fully fit Shaw is arguably the best left back in the league. Borthwick-Jackson is still young whilst Marcos Rojo has looked anything but assured in the left back spot. Disposing of Shaw would seem illogical from Mourinho but given his history with selling players he deems disposable we should not be surprised.

Mourinho did describe Shaw as a “fantastic player” but after openly criticising an opposition player, and with other options at left back, will Shaw still be at Old Trafford come the start of next season?

Let us know what you think. Will Shaw still be at Old Trafford next season?

Luke Shaw – Can He Be As Good As Before?

Back in September, Luke Shaw suffered an horrific leg break in the Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven, prematurely ending his season which had previously looked so promising. Now, the left back is on the verge of a return which has left many people wondering whether Shaw can possibly return to the levels which we saw in glimpses earlier in the campaign.

The answer we all want to hear is, of course, yes, and there is a very real chance he will. At only 20-years-old, he is young enough to recover to the point that the injury may not affect him again. Shaw has also, under the influence of Louis Van Gaal, ignored the temptation to rush back from his injury, with it initially thought that he could feature in some part in the FA Cup Final against Crystal Palace. However, it is now believed that the former Southampton man will scrap that, along with Euro 2016, to step up his recovery in time for the club’s pre-season tour of China in July.

This should be viewed as a very bold move. The temptation to try to break into England’s Euro 2016 squad must have been great, although he and the club have seemingly looked at the bigger picture. Shaw is, after all, young enough to potentially appear in another seven major tournaments for his country. His time will come.

Patience and rehabilitation are key to making a full recovery in this type of injury, as we saw with the horrific double fracture suffered by Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal in 2010. That injury kept the Welshman out for nine months, similar to Shaw, but the way he was nurtured by Arsenal and the patient approach in dealing with the injury helped Ramsey to make a full recovery.

Ramsey was of a very similar age to Shaw when he suffered his injury in the game against Stoke in 2010, and was eased back into first team action at a rate that slowly saw him become one of the club’s most consistent performers of recent years. Returning in November of 2010, it was thought that it would be better to loan him out to Nottingham Forest, then former club Cardiff City, in an attempt to help him regain that all-important match fitness.

Shaw, on the other hand, has the added luxury of a full pre-season campaign to look forward to, an opportunity that can aid his recovery and pull him back up to a level in which he would expect.

Manchester United fans have been wondering ‘what if?’ when it comes to Luke Shaw. What if he had been fit all season? After an indifferent campaign last season, his form during the opening part of this season earned plaudits from all over the country. He surely would have been a shoe-in at left back for England this summer, and he would have been an ever-present in the Manchester United first team.

Can Luke Shaw reach the heights in which we witnessed during the opening months of the season? On the surface, it looks as thought the recovery process has been handled excellently. Of course, we won’t fully know the answer until we see him back on the football field. However, I personally expect big things of the £30 million man upon his return next season.

Luke Shaw given time off

Luke Shaw is given time off due to PSV tie and the full back being ‘fed up’ with rehabilitation routine.

A horror tackle from PSV Eindhoven’s Hector Moreno two months ago left Luke Shaw with a broken leg. The United youngster is not expected to play again until at least March 2016.

Luke Shaw is due for a scan on Friday to assess how the recovery is going.

Boss Louis van Gaal has given Luke Shaw time off and had this to say:

I think he is dealing with his injury very good. But now he is a little bit fed up with the daily routine so I give him, and also because of PSV, four days off.

I thought, why is he fed up? Maybe it is because of the PSV match and every player has to watch the game from the stadium, to support their colleagues.

I don’t think he will be here, but I don’t know. Maybe he surprises me.

Louis van Gaal also stressed how much Luke Shaw was missed by the club:

The first match was very disappointing, not only because of the result, but also because of the loss of Luke Shaw.

For me and for us he is a very important player. I said in advance that he would be the revelation of the season, because last season it was his adaptation season.

He was on his way to do that, and because of that I did not have to buy a left full-back because I had, for example, Daley Blind and also Marcos Rojo who could play at that position, and also Ashley Young.

I think I can manage the situation but still it is a big loss because he is, in my opinion, the best left-back of Manchester United.

Responding to a question asking if Luke Shaw could return this season:

I cannot answer that.

You have to be very cautious. With an injury like that it can be going very well but, one week it can be going very bad, and then he is months behind schedule.

He has been given four days off. On Friday he has a scan and we will know more about how the injury is going.

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