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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Shaw keen to be a starter

Luke Shaw. Pic: PA
Luke Shaw. Pic: PA

Luke Shaw has seen another summer dominated by rehabilitation but the Manchester United left-back is relishing the challenge of getting back to full fitness and into Jose Mourinho's starting line-up.

Rather than relaxing on a sun lounger, the 22-year-old has again spent much of his break working hard with the club's medical staff at the Aon Training Complex.

Shaw returned early to pre-season last year in a bid to hit the ground running following a horrific double leg break and this summer has followed a similar pattern after sustaining ligament damage in his foot.

April's injury brought an abrupt end to a resurgent spell but the fact the Portuguese does not appear set on signing a left-back this summer bodes well for Shaw, who is working on his recovery alongside his team-mates on United's pre-season tour of the US.

"I am enjoying my time here," Shaw said. "It's hard work but enjoyable at the same time and I think that's what we need, especially when I want to be out on the pitch with the boys training and playing.

"I am feeling really good and I'm confident that I'll be back soon and fighting for my place in the team."

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