The Transfer window will be closed much earlier this time up in the Premier League and even the likes of newly promoted Wolverhampton have taken note of that and engaged themselves in numerous transfer activities. The one team which has been away from the transfer circle for nearly a month now is Manchester United.
Manchester United completed the signing of Diogo Dalot from Porto and Fred from Shakhtar last month. Since then the English Giants have been relatively quiet despite being linked to numerous stars throughout the World Cup.
United have been heavily linked with multiple left backs across the globe with Alex Sandro and Danny Rose being the most commonly talked about. Experts have regularly pointed out the left back spot as the main weakness in the United squad considering Luke Shaw’s long term absence and Ashley Young’s defensive miseries.
Luke Shaw has been unable to secure a starting place in the Red Devil XI ever since the arrival of José Mourinho. However, the 23 year old defender feels he still has what it takes to get back into the starting XI and shine at the Old Trafford. Going into the preseason, Luke Shaw said:
“The next five games are all about fitness, but I want to try and prove to the manager that I can be in his team, not just in these games.”
He further added,
“When everyone comes back and everyone is fit and ready, I still want to be that first name on the team-sheet. It’s time for me to show him over the next four weeks what I can do and why I deserve to be in this team.”
Shaw only started eight league games last season and he also talked about how annoying it is to be away from the action. He said,
“It’s annoying for me to say I need to prove myself. But I know what I can do and that’s why I’m still here. I’m sure that’s what the manager thinks.”
The former Southampton full back was heavily criticized by José Mourinho in front of the media and that was seen as the final nail in the coffin when we talk about Shaw’s tenure at Old Trafford. However, the defender feels that the manager still believes in him and is ready to include him in his plans. Shaw said,
“I don’t think I would still be involved right now if the manager didn’t believe in me. I’ve had a good chat with him and I look forward to the new season and getting back to my best.”
Looks like the Englishman is finally ready to reach the heights which he was expected to reach back when he signed for the Red Devils. The journey till now has been anything but enjoyable for him, but a change in attitude might just result in the change in fortunes for him.