Luke Shaw received plenty of criticism on social media after he failed to show up in the Manchester United’s 4-2 Premier League 2 defeat to West Ham United on Sunday. The England international returned from a foot injury in mid-September, but Jose Mourinho has since restricted him to a second-half appearance against Burton Albion in the League Cup.
Mourinho has previously urged the left-back to prove his credentials playing for the reserves, and the recent defeat to West Ham United is unlikely to leave a glowing impression. Shaw is currently behind the likes of Ashley Young, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind for the left-back position, and his situation could get worse in the coming months with Marcos Rojo (knee injury) likely to join the competition for places.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions from the United faithful….
Think Luke Shaw’s United career is finally over. Bring in Rose.
— James (@J_1187g) October 16, 2017
watched the u23 game this morning & I must say I was shocked with @LukeShaw23 performance today He looked like a player who was overweight unfit & didn't care walked around & didn't bust a gut to get back on defence So much talent such poor attitude Really disappointed with him
— Gee United (@gigounited) October 15, 2017
Man we need to get rid of Luke Shaw, another talented kid with no hardwork, boy would surely regret this. Massive shame this
— Boothroyd Blair (@mrblairo) October 15, 2017
I see it still hasn't dawned on Luke Shaw that he's playing for his PL career at United?
— Ry (@RyanLaverie) October 16, 2017
Luke Shaw seems as far away from the first team than at any other point of his United career.. Young, Darmian, Blind & Rojo all ahead of him
— Jimmy McBride (@jimmymcbride1) October 14, 2017
— Sam W (@SamWilsch) October 15, 2017
Despite the dull performance at the London Stadium, Shaw has reportedly travelled for Manchester United’s Champions League trip to Benfica, although he is unlikely to get head start for the first XI.
The 22-year-old is currently contracted at Old Trafford until the summer of 2019, and there is a suggestion that he could be offloaded in January, should United get their hands on Tottenham Hotspurs’ Danny Rose.