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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 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.

To read the full article on the Sky Sports website, click here.

Are you looking forward to Luke Shaw’s return? Do you think he has been missed by the team? Or is that a stupid question?! We would love to hear your thoughts below in the comments.