Luke Shaw fighting for Manchester United starting spot

Luke Shaw fighting for Manchester United starting spot

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw appears to be determined to fight for a starting berth, news that’ll only be music to supporter’s ears.

The former Southampton man has failed to impress manager Jose Mourinho with the tactician often opting to play different players in his position.

Mourinho has selected all of Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind and Ashley Young to feature in United’s left-back position ahead of the young Englishman.

To be fair to Shaw, he’s struggled with some injuries since arriving at the club himself but most of his problems appear to be mental rather than physical.

Jose has shown he has no issues with an injury prone player so long as they’re willing to fight for their chance in the first team (Phil Jones for example) and it looks like Luke has finally received the message.

According to Club Call, the defender has been busy during the international break, working in the gym, lifting weights and peddling on the bike.

The youngster missed England’s international fixtures after not being called up by Gareth Southgate but used his time wisely and has often been seen at Carrington, the club’s training complex.

Mourinho has faith in Shaw but has tested the player’s mentality and attitude in order to see if he’s truly capable of being a Manchester United footballer.

A fit and focused Luke will surely fly high for the club but until expectations are met, Old Trafford will have to wait to see that happen.

However, at least it appears the full-back is attempting to make it happen and working hard to steal back the position that is rightfully his.

Until then, United will make do with rotating players in, perhaps, the club’s weakest position on the pitch.

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