Was this the game that Luke Shaw’s Manchester United career got back on track?

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Was this the game that Luke Shaw’s Manchester United career got back on track?

The Telegraph

This felt like a momentous night for Luke Shaw, in what was a 50th United appearance but his first in the Champions League since the evening which has defined his career at Old Trafford.

It was that game over two years ago against PSV Eindhoven when he suffered a horrendous double leg fracture, and it seems as if he has been playing catch-up ever since.

Jose Mourinho admitted before the game it was “not now or never” for the 22-year-old defender, but it is surely getting to the stage where Shaw’s future needs to be resolved once and for all.

Shaw impressed here, almost scoring in the 20th minute with a far-post volley, and was clearly in better shape than recent months after a dedicated fitness programme.It was a timely reminder, if it were needed, why United paid nearly £30m for a player hailed as potentially the finest English left-back in the country when he moved from Southampton.

There were occasional defensive lapses in his positioning, perhaps down to rustiness, but from an attacking point of view Shaw was certainly a threat on the left for much of the night.

Completing the entire 90 minutes will also have given him immense satisfaction, after two years in which his career has hit the pause button.

Yet if we are being brutally honest, nobody expects him to be anywhere near United’s squad for Sunday’s crucial Manchester derby. Hopes of appearing at the World Cup with England also appear remote at…Read More

Lakeem Khodra
Lakeem Khodra
News Writer/Contributor at Tyranny News @lakeemk

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