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Report: Luke Shaw could be on his way out of Manchester United

The news of Manchester United being confident of signing Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann is sure to have excited the club’s fanbase. It would be another gigantic deal on the same level as the £89m transfer of Paul Pogba last summer, and the Independent are reporting that the Spanish club are seemingly expecting to lose their star man this summer. But the article has less-than encouraging news about the future of United’s Luke Shaw.

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The former Southampton left back, who suffered a double leg-break against PSV Eindhoven in September 2015 that ruled him out for the rest of that season, hasn’t played since the end of October with Mourinho frustrated at the player’s ability to adapt to his plans. Before moving to Manchester United, Shaw was favourite in the Football Bets to join Jose at Chelsea, but Old Trafford was his desired destination. With only thirteen appearances this season, Shaw has fallen behind Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian in the defensive pecking order and has openly questioned Mourinho’s treatment of him in the press.

If Shaw were to leave the club, especially after such a promising start to his second season, it would be a huge shame given his clear talent. But as we’ve seen so many times during Mourinho’s managerial career, those who do not conform to his plans are dumped on the wayside, so if Shaw harbours plans of making it at Old Trafford, he has work to do to force his way into his manager’s plans.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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