Photo: Luke Shaw continues to work hard ahead of Manchester United’s pre-season tour

by Leo Nieboer

Luke Shaw has continued to rigorously put himself through the paces ahead of Manchester United’s pre-season tour, which starts on Sunday.

The Englishman endured another tough season under Jose Mourinho, who once again publicly chastised the youngster and – aside from a period in December and early January – left him on the periphery of his first team plans.

Many expected Shaw to leave the club but he has resolved to fight for his future at Old Trafford amid a torrent of abuse which followed the release of tabloid photos of him looking slightly overweight on holiday.

And with pre-season training officially kicking off on Monday, Shaw has once again taken to social media to show he is putting in the hard yards at home ahead of rejoining the Manchester United squad.

Shaw spent last week working closely with Gary Walker, Man United’s head of strength and conditioning, at the Nad Al Sheba Complex in Dubai, with temperatures close to 45 degrees celsius.

Supporters may not believe in him. His manager may not believe in him. But with no new signings at left-back looking set to arrive any time soon and Ashley Young busy bringing football home, Shaw has a golden chance to assert himself on the starting XI over the next few weeks.

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