The Manchester United full-back has increasingly seemed to be in a quandary over his future at the club, but his agent has cleared the air on the subject
Luke Shaw’s agent, Jonathon Barnett, has said that his client is ‘loving’ life at Old Trafford despite the speculation in the previous twelve months. Barnett said, according to the Daily Mail, “Manchester United love him and Luke Shaw loves Manchester United.” Barnett also heaped praise on the former Southampton man, saying, “Luke Shaw is going to be one of the best left-backs in the world.”
Shaw, closing in on a return to the pitch, has been linked to Tottenham Hotspur, a move which could see him reunite with his former mentor from Southampton, Mauricio Pochettino. But Barnett – who engineered Garth Bale’s 86 million move from Tottenham to Real Madrid – insists that neither he nor his client are interested in making a move away from Old Trafford.
Shaw became one the most eligible young full-backs of Europe with his display in the 2013-14 season with Southampton, and Manchester United were successful in acquiring his services in June 2014.
However, in September 2015, Shaw suffered a horrific injury against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, and since then the 22-year old has hardly found his feet again. This has tempted the Red Devils to seek Danny Rose from Tottenham Hotspur.
However, after Rose’s explosive interview where he mentioned that his current team lacked ambition, Jose Mourinho has kept silent. According to the Daily Mail, Mourinho said,” ‘I should not comment because Mauricio would not be happy if I comment, Mr Levy would not be happy if I comment and because I had nothing to do with that interview. I just read it the way you did, I just read but Danny Rose is a Spurs player and it is not my problem at all.”
Manchester United will have to begin their 2017-18 campaign with a makeshift left-back in Matteo Darmian, as Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo are all sidelined with injuries they picked up last season.
Mourinho has already invested in a high-profile striker in Romeo Lukaku, a sturdy holding midfielder in Nemanja Matic, and a promising young centre-back in Victor Lindelof.