Manchester United: Luke Shaw will be the player to follow in 2020

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Luke Shaw is set to embark on yet another new challenge at Manchester United according to reports and he will be one to watch when the football resumes.

Throughout Manchester United’s history, the Red Devils have made plenty of major blunders in the transfer market. Flops who the Old Trafford faithful dread to even think about. The likes of Bebe and Angel Di Maria or Radamel Falcao and many more.

When Luke Shaw arrived at the club there was no vestige of doubt, he would become a shrewd signing for the club. He had no chance of being included with the above mentioned names.

The left-back was just 19 years old at the time. He had enjoyed two stellar seasons in Southampton’s first team and was included in England’s World Cup squad.

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Yet six years on from that transfer, Luke Shaw’s name is under threat of being included among the above mentioned flops after an unprecedented spell at the club.

The left-back who likes to use his pace and technique to bombard forward has been ravaged by an extremely frustrating injury bout in his six year spell at Old Trafford. During his maiden season, Shaw missed 18 games due to injury. A tibia and fibula fracture would rule him out for over a year the following season and the season after that he missed 25 games due a foot and a groin injury.

It has taken a while for Shaw to recover from those blows. Under Jose Mourinho’s leadership, he was often shunned from the first team. However, his emergence has been one of the bright sparks under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

This season the now stocky full-back has had to adapt his game. Often deployed as part of a 5-4-1 formation, and playing as part of the back three, Shaw has blossomed in his new centre back role.

That is despite missing 17 games due to injury at the start of the season.

Manchester Evening News has claimed the challenge for Luke Shaw when the football resumes will be to ‘pick up from where he left off.’

Throughout the years, Shaw has always struggled with ‘consistency’ according to the Manchester based outlet.

Now it’s time for the young prodigy to find his feet again. Luke Shaw is ready to re-establish his status and earn himself a place in the England squad once more.

2020 could still be the left-back’s year.

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