Luke Shaw was one of the most promising English players
around when he completed the record switch to Manchester United in 2014. Fast-forward to the present and he has made just 29 league starts for the club, with his career falling flat since suffering a horrendous broken leg in September 2015.
Jose Mourinho has cast doubt on the left-back’s fitness levels since, stating in September that the defender “has to work, has to improve” to be considered for selection. And the Portuguese manager appears to have run out of patience.
The Red Devils are preparing for a £11.5 million loss in January as they put him on the market for £20 million, a fee that is still too high for interested party Newcastle, who have repeatedly enquired about the full-back’s availability.
The January transfer window is quickly approaching and Jose Mourinho has set the wheels in motion to bring in a new left-back, with Spurs’ Danny Rose attracting interest from Old Trafford. One thing seems clear: there is no room for Luke Shaw, the world’s most expensive teenager who turned out to be a huge flop.