Luke Shaw is lost for words after completing his comeback for Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho started Shaw at left-back against Wigan Athletic and gave him 45 minutes in what was his first game in just under a year.
The 2015/16 season was labelled as the ‘year of Shaw’ by Louis van Gaal and early indications were right but a cruel injury in the game away to PSV Eindhoven robbed him of that chance.
Having gone through a year’s worth of rehabilitation, Shaw is just overwhelmed to be back in action.
Can't describe how I felt today being back out on the pitch again. But thank you to all the fans for the support I received today 👍🏽☺️
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) July 16, 2016
Whether or not he knows it, that feeling is reciprocated among fans for Shaw. I’m over the moon to see him back in action because too many times a big injury like that can ruin a career before it’s really got started (take Rodrigo Possebon at United for example) but he’s battled through and stepping back out onto the pitch was the ultimate satisfaction for him.
It’s cliche but Shaw will feel like a new signing this year for United and I can’t wait to see him when he’s fully match fit and sharp. Last year, defenders couldn’t do anything to stop his overlapping runs and now that we’ve got Antony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Rashford and so much talent around him, he can go on to become one of the best left-backs in the world. Here’s hoping he can achieve that under Mourinho.