Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has insisted that he is prepared to step into Jose Mourinho’s side following a run-out for the Under 23s against Swansea City on Monday night. Both Shaw and Ashley Young featured in the Premier League 2 game at the Leigh Sports Village which ended 1-1.
Shaw sustained a foot injury in the 1-1 draw against Swansea City back in April, and this had sidelined him from competitive action for the best part of four months. Following yesterday’s appearance, Shaw admitted that both it was good to get some minutes on the playing field, and he is now ready to push for a place in Mourinho’s setup.
“It was very good [to return]. I think me and Ash both really needed that. I felt like I could have gone on longer but 60 minutes was the aim at the start. We were told we would play 45 to 60 minutes so 60 was great for me. I’m feeling really good and I want to push on from here,” Shaw told ESPN.
“It’s down to the manager now [over whether he picks him]. We’ve had two very impressive 4-0 wins so it’s going to be challenging to get back into the team. But that’s why I’ve come to United because I want to be in the team and I want to be playing week in, week out. The challenge is good for me and it will push me. When the manager is ready, I’m ready.”
The likes of Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian have started on the left side of the defence this term, Shaw has a tough task in hand of breaking into the lineup as Mourinho would not want to unnecessary changes to his winning XI.
Meanwhile, Marcos Rojo has also made his first appearance in training following his serious knee injury last term, and he is another who could potentially vie for a spot at left-back.