It is being reported that Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is still attracting interest from Chelsea and Arsenal. The Red Devils have had issues at left-back all season with Luke Shaw yet to prove his mettle and Ashley Young filling in temporarily in the earlier part of the season. The English ace has only made a handful of appearances for the Red Devils this season.
In such circumstances, with chances drying up Luke Shaw will want regular game time and a chance to impress England bosses before the World Cup next year. However, he has been pegged back by injuries and his career never took off at Old Trafford and might want to move away.
The player who arrived summer of 2014 as a signing under Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United for a hefty fee of £27 million on a four-year deal, promised a great future at Old Trafford but recurring injuries forced him out of the side and stagnated his career. He has now been at Old Trafford for four seasons running and has not played a single full season.
Despite being fit this time around from May, Mourinho had overlooked the England player in favour of other United footballers like Ashley Young, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian. It seriously looked as if the career for Shaw was over at Manchester.
With his career at United stagnated, it is understood that the other English clubs are keen to offer him a chance to reignite his career. However, the player has been improving of late and has played more often in the last couple of months.
Mourinho said: “I know Shaw since he arrived in the Premier League with Southampton and know his potential and quality. Could he come in my direction? The way I like my players to be not just on the pitch but during the training week? And he made a big effort. He’s been free of minor injuries for a few months which sometimes stops the evolution and I’m really happy. The natural consequence of it is that he will have his contract and he will be a United player for years.”
With Chelsea keen on him, Mourinho will want to sort out Shaw’s new contract issue at the earliest. The Blues had a thin squad which lacked fullbacks. However, the purchase of Emerson has strengthened the Stamford Bridge outfit and they have two players to fill in for that position. Unless they go for a world-class upgrade on a left back like a David Alaba or a Marcelo, there is certainly no need of adding another decent defender like Shaw with Alonso already doing a good enough job.