It has been a tough year or two for Luke Shaw, though the Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern have remained hopeful. After joining from Southampton, the Englishman has struggled with form and fitness, and his career under Jose Mourinho has looked over on more than one occasion since the arrival of the Portuguese manager.
However, over the last few weeks, the Englishman has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance of sorts. Taking advantage of every minute on the pitch that he has received, the Englishman has been a bit of a surprise package this term, and the Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that it will continue for the foreseeable future.
There certainly appears to be a decent chance of that being the case, too, owing to Jose Mourinho’s latest comments on the young defender. Mourinho has revealed that he is “very happy” with Shaw’s progress and that he now thinks that the Englishman will remain at Old Trafford for “years”.
Jose on @LukeShaw23: "He has been, for a few months, free of minor injuries that can stop [a player's] evolution and I'm really happy [with him]. I think he will be a Manchester United player for years." #MUFC pic.twitter.com/fXZAN7RzkJ
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 9, 2018
It’s certainly quite the turnaround. It wouldn’t have been a surprise to see him leave the club over the summer, but Mourinho chose to stick with him, and Shaw chose to continue working hard – and both parties have got their rewards. Now, Mourinho is happy with Shaw, and Shaw is, clearly, happy with Mourinho – judging by his recent performances.
A Man Utd fan favourite, it’s no surprise that the comments on Shaw have generated a lot of reaction online, with lots of Red Devils taking to Twitter to discuss Mourinho’s statement.
It’s fair to say that it has gone down very well with fans – with most absolutely loving what the Portuguese has had to say.
Take a look at below…
Start him on Sunday.
— Ryan. (@Vintage_Utd) February 9, 2018
Best LB in the league
Shaw is the best LB in the world
— Dean (@mufcdean__) February 9, 2018
He is the best left back in the world
— leyxon_delee(@Leyxon_D) February 9, 2018
— Chaz Callingham-Wood (@ThisIsChaz) February 9, 2018
Great to see Shaw back in favor. I think he's our best option at LB. Young should be a bench option used to spell Valencia once in a while. Shaw needs a protracted run. We haven't even seen the best of him yet.
— ManUtdObsession (@ManUtdObsession) February 9, 2018
Beyond great to hear!! Big fan of our No. 23
— Jerry Maguire (@Irish0078) February 9, 2018
Start him every game he is our best left back
— joan (@manchesterander) February 9, 2018
Well said José
— Son of Man (@neat_son) February 9, 2018
This is good to hear!
— Barry Smith (@Barry_JohnSmith) February 9, 2018
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