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Thursday 29 September 2016

Shaw aiming for a new start at United after bad leg break

Man United’s Luke Shaw. Pic: PA
Man United’s Luke Shaw. Pic: PA

Luke Shaw is looking forward to a new start under Jose Mourinho having returned from the horrific injury that had the Manchester United left-back fearing for his career.

A stop-start first season at Old Trafford made way for what looked set to be a fine second campaign, only for a sickening double leg break to bring his progress to an abrupt halt last September. Shaw made his first appearance in 10 months in Saturday's friendly against Wigan, with the England full-back calling his return to action the "best feeling ever".

It was an emotional afternoon in front of his family and so many United fans at the DW Stadium after navigating his way through a taxing road to recovery.

"(It was) not a fear but when I first did it, the first thoughts that went through my head were 'am I going to play football again?' or 'how long am I going to be out for?'," Shaw said.

"It wasn't too much the pain because I could deal with that at that point but, yeah, there was a fear of how long it was going to take or even if I was going to get back playing football. But as I went through it I knew I was coming back. I think now I'm just looking past it and I am not going to look back.

"I just want to push on in this pre-season and get fully fit."

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