The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern were expecting big things from Luke Shaw when he signed a few years ago…
The Englishman was one of the most in-demand players in England when he was at Southampton, and whilst he was signed as a teenager – many in the Tavern expected him to immediately come in and make an impact.
However, so far, that just hasn’t happened for him. Injury and form issues have really halted his development, and under Jose Mourinho – his role within the first team has dissipated almost completely.
This is a particular cause of concern for the Red Devils, with the Guardian reporting that the left-back could look to seal an exit from Old Trafford this summer if things don’t improve.
Shaw is, seemingly, looking to increase the number of games that he is getting – and if that doesn’t happen, it could spell the end of his tenure in Manchester.
This, of course, has come as a huge blow to the Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern, with Luke Shaw arguably one of the most popular players in the Premier League. As an 18-year-old, he was arguably the best left-back in the Premier League, and whilst his performances haven’t been up to par lately – it must be tough for him given his lack of first-team minutes.
His game time has reduced drastically since his Southampton days, with 35 appearances coming during his last season at St Mary’s, with just 5 so far this year.
A few of the fans in the Transfer Tavern are licking their lips at the thought of Luke Shaw becoming available, with the Chelsea fans, in particular, deeming him the perfect left wing-back option for Antonio Conte. Marcos Alonso has, of course, been a regular feature this season, and a bit more depth could be very important next season.
Our landlord reckons that Mourinho will refuse to sell, mind.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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