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Luke Shaw | Defensemen | #23

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/12/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 165

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Manchester United face Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday night in their fourth group game of this year's Champions League.
Back in contention to start for the first time since April is England left-back Luke Shaw. The 22 year-old has just two appearances thus far in 2017/18, both off the bench in the Carabao Cup - he hasn't even made a PL or CL squad yet this term. José Mourinho is expected to exclude both Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia from his match-day squad with a PL clash with Chelsea at the weekend in mind. Neither player was seen at United's team hotel. Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini remain sidelined for The Red Devils. José Mourinho described Romelu Lukaku as "untouchable" in the same press conference referring to the respect with which he believes the Belgian should be held. That said, Rashford and Martial may start up front for United to rest Rom for The Blues. Oct 31 - 7:28 AM

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Manchester United manager José Mourinho is set to change up his starting eleven for United's Carabao Cup clash with Championship side Burton Albion on Wednesday.

Luke Shaw has recovered from the foot injury sustained last April against Swansea, only being passed fit by Mourinho last week. He has played three times for United's reserves but is yet to get back in the first team squad. This may be his chance to prove his form and return to the fold. Angel Gomes, who made his debut against Palace in GW38 last season is also potentially in line to start while Scott McTominay and Michael Carrick will both expect to get the nod in the rotated side. Neither man has played a minute for the first team yet in 2017/18.
Sep 18 - 12:28 PM

Jose Mourinho has finally given us a little insight into when he expects injured trio Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo to return to action.

All three players travelled to America as part of the clubs summer tour, with many speculating that they could be close to re-joining the group. But, speaking to reporters in San Jose on Saturday, the United manager confirmed the players have "no chance" of being ready for the opening weekend: "It’s good to have them here, the group is really strong" he said before adding. "Luke Shaw is the first one to recover, Marcos [Rojo] will be last and Ashley [Young] will be in between. Luke is September, Young is October and Rojo is December, or maybe January." Zlatan Ibrahimović also continues to rehabilitate at the club and Mourinho hasn’t ruled out the possibility of resigning the striker once he completes his recovery from a serious knee ligament injury.
Jul 24 - 6:42 AM

Luke Shaw refuses to put a timeline on his return to first-team action but the Manchester United full-back admits "he is feeling really good."

Shaw suffered ligament damage in his foot – versus Swansea City – at Old Trafford back in April, and despite being sidelined, he was still included him in the pre-season touring squad. His commitment and attitude since picking up the injury hasn’t gone unnoticed as he aims to convince Jose Mourinho of his credentials. "I feel this is my season to prove myself and I am feeling in good shape," Shaw told "In myself I feel confident. I want to show everyone that I believe in myself and show the manager that he can believe in me." But, once Shaw is back up-to speed then the 22-year-old will face some stiff competition for a place in the starting XI. Matteo Darmian remains first-choice, although arguably he is more comfortable on the opposite flank, while Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo are also capable of playing on the left, however the latter is currently recovering from a serious knee injury.
Jul 16 - 7:13 PM

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw will not be leaving the club this summer. He will instead be staying to fight for his place after proving himself to manager José Mourinho.

Shaw was subject to numerous bouts of public criticism from the coach last season. Mourinho questioned the Englishman's desire, attitude, positioning and football brain over the course of a number of months. The Portuguese went so far as to dismiss one of Shaw's impressive performances off the bench in April, explaining that it was "his body with my brain" that made the youngster perform. But Mourinho has now had a change of heart, after Shaw has adapted and worked hard to meet his manager's demands. The full-back, who just turned 22, is in Los Angeles with the rest of the squad for pre-season training. He is training alone though, as he recovers from the ankle injury which ended his season early. He may be fit for United's first PL game of the season against West Ham.
Source: The Guardian
Jul 13 - 1:30 PM

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw may miss all of United's pre-season after scanned revealed another serious injury.

Shaw was forced off the field just nine minutes into Sundays' 1-1 draw with Swansea City at Old Trafford, with manager José Mourinho commenting afterwards that he was "expecting" a "big injury" for the 21 year old. Shaw underwent a scan on Tuesdy morning which revealed that his manager's prophecy was correct, with serious ligament damage sparking fears that the former Southampton man may not be available for selection again until the start of next season. The news will come as a major blow to Shaw, who has endured a turbulent season at the club since returning from a double-leg break. Mourinho publicly questioned his football acumen and dropped him on a number of occasions, before recently rewarding Shaw with a string of first-team appearances after Shaw followed through on a public promise to prove the Portuguese wrong.
Source: The Guardian
May 2 - 1:33 PM

Manchester United manager José Mourinho had admitted that left-back Luke Shaw may have a 'very big injury'

The defender limped off with an apparent ankle issue just nine minutes into United's clash with Swansea on Sunday, sparking fears that he must have suffered a 'big' setback. It just was the English international's ninth start of the season. Shaw was replaced on the day by Antonio Valencia, who has been reportedly suffering from fatigue in recent weeks according to José Mourinho. Given United's current injury crisis, the Portuguese manager suggested darkly that Shaw would be expected to have suffered a bad injury to be forced off in such circumstances. He will be assessed this week to get a prognosis for his recovery.
May 1 - 1:50 PM

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw says he will continue fighting for his spot at the club despite a turbulent past week.

The 21-year-old left-back was subject of criticism from manager Jose Mourinho on both ends of the club's 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday. Before the match, Mourinho questioned Shaw's commitment and desire; after the match, Mourinho questioned his decision-making since coming on in the second half of the draw. But Shaw said it will only push him more in his attempt to save his United career: "I am keeping my head up and I am going to fight to the last. I am not going to give up. I love this club and I will give everything to be here. Obviously with the stuff that has been going on it is hard for me to take because deep down that is not me as a person. Like Jose said, he wants to see me fighting - and I will fight to the last second because I want to be here for the club."
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 6 - 8:35 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has questioned defender Luke Shaw's commitment to the club.

Shaw has failed to make a breakthrough at the club since Mourinho took the reigns in the summer, appearing just 15 times all season. Shaw, 21, is behind Ashley Young, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind in the pecking order according to Mourinho. When quizzed about this, Mourinho explained: "I cannot compare the way he trains and commits, the focus, the ambition. He is a long way behind". Mourinho was also asked if he should expect more from an England international. His response was scathing: "Joe Hart is an English international and is playing on loan in Italy". Shaw has been at United since June 2014, but missed nearly a year from September 2015 after breaking his leg in two places.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 2 - 7:54 PM

The future of Manchester United defender Luke Shaw at the club is thought to be intertwined with Man City's hunt for Spurs' Danny Rose

The former Southampton man has fallen out of favour at United this season under new manager Jose Mourinho and has been subject to much speculation of late. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is understood to believe that he has a good chance of luring England international Danny Rose to the Etihad in a deal worth £50 million, with Spurs looking to draft in Luke Shaw to replace him.
Mar 26 - 6:40 PM

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admitted it won't be easy for Luke Shaw to force his way back into the first team.

That's because the manager rates Shaw as the club's fourth-best left-back. The £27 million signing from Southampton has not played in the Premier League since Week 11 and didn't even feature in the club's FA Cup or Europa League squads this week, with Mourinho challenging the 21-year-old to work harder: "Why has Luke Shaw stayed behind in Manchester? Because I am playing with Daley Blind, with Marcos Rojo, with Matteo Darmian and all of them are playing the way I like a full-back to play. Luke has to wait for his chance. He has to work better and better knowing that I give nothing for free."
Feb 22 - 5:57 PM

There are some serious doubts over the future of Luke Shaw after being left out of Thursday's Europa League squad.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made no effort to keep his frustration with the young defender private, criticizing Shaw after he pulled himself from a Week 11 match with Swansea City due to an injury complaint. Since, Shaw has not played a single minute in the Premier League and continues to be overlooked. However, this weekend's FA Cup match against Blackburn could be a promising opportunity: "The only thing I can say is that Luke is working well," Mourinho said. "He doesn't have any problem and he is working well. He is fighting hard. There is no problem with him. He is fighting hard."
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 16 - 3:50 PM

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw looks to be a doubt for the club's Gameweek 14 clash with Everton at Goodison Park.

Shaw started Wednesday night's 4-1 drubbing of West Ham at Old Trafford but was replaced at half time after limping off the pitch. Daly Blind replaced him that night and now looks to be in line to make his first league start in over a month. This minor issue looks like it will sideline him or at least reduce him to limited minutes at Everton. However, Shaw is unlikely to be starting 100% consistently in the near future as Mourinho is trying to reintroduce him to the side slowly in order to avoid aggravating recently sustained problems.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Both Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw were publicly criticised by Jose Mourinho in the lead up and after GW11's Swansea clash before the international break.

However, it appears that the international break has rehabilitated Shaw's image in the manager's mind a lot more than Smallings. Mourinho has said that Shaw trained well among the small group remaining at Carrington over the international break. He did not guarantee that he will play against Arsenal this weekend but did guarantee that he will be needed in the 5 games United play in the next fortnight across 3 competitions. The same cannot be said for his English teammate Smalling. When quizzed about Smalling's potentially broken toe, Mourinho responded angrily and refused to clarify the situation.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:09:00 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's criticism of defensive pair Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling has been greeted with mixed reviews.

Mourinho questioned their dedication to the team in the aftermath of last weekend's victory over Swansea. Shaw had pulled out of the tie that morning with a complaint after taking part in United's loss to Fenerbahce on Thursday. Smalling meanwhile has been sidelined since October 23. He has put doubt over their commitment to the side; "There is a difference between the brave, who want to play at any cost, and the ones for whom a little pain can make a difference." England manager Gareth Southgate has defended both of his players and has omitted both of them the Scotland WCQ and Spain friendly over this international break.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:29:00 AM