Luke Shaw’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has strongly insisted that his client will not depart Manchester United this summer, because they ‘love him’.
The England international has been in and out of the United squad due to constant injury woes, and has since fallen down Jose Mourinho’s pecking order.
Moreover, Marcos Rojo was picked ahead of Shaw at left-back despite being fully fit for the second half of the previous season, and the youngster managed to make just 11 league appearances.
Shaw has recently returned to full-training following an ankle injury, and is not expected to make a comeback before September. Meanwhile, Mourinho is on a mission to resolve the void at left-back in his squad, and is reportedly interested in bringing in Danny Rose from Tottenham.
Rose has been frequently linked with the Red Devils this summer, and he recently stated that he is ready to listen to offers. Furthermore, a rumoured swap deal involving Rose and Shaw has been reported.
Though this spells bad news for Shaw, his agent completely disagrees to such claims, and is confident of his client’s stay in Manchester. In fact, he has even tipped the defender to become one of the ‘best left-backs in the world’.
“Luke Shaw is going to be one of the best left-backs in the world,” Barnett told IBTimes. “Manchester United love him and Luke Shaw loves Manchester United.”
On the other hand, United have already spent £145 million this summer on Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, and Victor Lindelof. However, the Portuguese boss is still adamant on strengthening his squad, and thus, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Rose is soon seen at Old Trafford. However, that puts Shaw’s future further into doubt.
Though the 22-year-old is expected to stay in Manchester, a move to North London would only benefit him, as it would offer him significant game-time which was not a luxury under Mourinho.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.