When Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho called out left back Luke Shaw, singling out the young defender for his mistake back in September, it was alarming. It was reminiscent of a habit Mourinho sometimes had last season at Chelsea- throwing his own players under the bus.
While Luke Shaw did not publicly respond to his manager’s harsh criticism of him, there have been reports that he was privately very disappointed. Around the same time, Shaw suffered what was reported then as a minor groin tear.
It was extremely unfortunate given how Luke Shaw had been settling in at the starting left back position this season, coming off a horrifying 2015-16 that ended back in September with a gruesome broken leg; an injury he suffered in the UEFA Champions League group stages at PSV Eindhoven.
Shaw has been extremely injury prone during his time at United, who gave him what was then the richest contract ever for a teenage footballer. Now it appears he is on his way out.
Luke Shaw is almost certain to be on his way out of Old Trafford at the same time, with Jose Mourinho frustrated at the left-back’s lack of development…The 21-year-old has only made 13 appearances for the club this season, with none in the league since 29 October and none in any competition since the 30 November League Cup win over West Ham United…United will listen to offers in the summer, with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur – depending on Danny Rose’s future – earmarked as potential buyers, although it remains to be seen whether United would sell to a rival.
Luke Shaw still reportedly has a chance to get back into the first team and win over his Manager, but the odds are against him.
He was player brought over in the Louis van Gaal era, and early on there were issues surrounding his match fitness.
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