Steve Nicol: Manchester United’s Luke Shaw to Barcelona move doesn’t make any sense

Steve Nicol: Manchester United’s Luke Shaw to Barcelona move doesn’t make any sense

Steve Nicol has offered Manchester United some words of comfort by claiming that Luke Shaw moving to Barcelona just doesn’t make any sense.

The Englishman’s future at the club has been thrown up in the air with a rumoured feud between the player and Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese manager is said to be upset with Shaw’s mentality as well as his fitness issues and he’s since been linked with numerous clubs.

Chelsea and Tottenham are said to also be chasing the left-back’s signature but a move abroad to Spain could prove too tempting.

Nicol though believes that Barcelona aren’t likely to be interested in a full-back, meaning Luke’s departure would be to another club.

According to the Sport Review, Steve said to ESPN FC: “I don’t see it at all. Barcelona don’t need a left-back. Jordi Alba is doing very well.

Luke Shaw wants to go and play. If Luke Shaw wants to go and play somewhere, he is not playing at Barcelona. It makes no sense for Luke Shaw. It’s not happening.”

While it’s true that the La Liga giants aren’t in need of a first team full-back they could see Luke Shaw as a good back up option.

Considering his young age the former Southampton man would represent the ideal player to eventually replace Jordi Alba.

Mourinho’s reportedly not interested in actively selling Shaw but will not stop in the player’s way should he decide to leave.

Should the defender decide to leave it would be disappointing considering his potential but understandable given how he’s failed to live up to it.

Luke has never had more than a month or two’s worth of good form since coming to Old Trafford and hasn’t necessarily merited wearing the famous red shirt.

While it’ll be a loss in some sense, it would also be good to offload a player who may no longer wish to feature for the Red Devils.

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