By Mark Weasley
After watching England left back, Luke Shaw star in our Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow, Manchester United legend now turned pundit, Paul Scholes has stated that manager, Jose Mourinho should play the former Southampton man more often as he is the best left back at the club.
The 22 year old defender has struggled to impress this season as a culmination of injuries, lack of form and confidence looked set to take him out of Old Trafford, but he reminded everyone about his quality that made us shell £27 million for his services back in 2014.
Veteran winger, Ashley Young has been used as a makeshift left back this season and has impressed in that position, leading to speculation that Shaw will be out of the club in the January transfer window. Recent reports by The Daily Mail suggest that we are ground confident of signing Tottenham left back, Danny Rose who is one of the finest players in his position in the division.
Shaw was praised by Jose Mourinho who admitted surprise at his performance. Shaw had been criticised by Jose Mourinho for not lacking the mental strength to play for a club of our stature but Shaw played like a man with a mission to prove his detractors wrong.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Scholes was quoted as saying: “For me, he has to play. He’s the best left-back at the club, there’s no doubt about it,” “I don’t think he’ll play on Sunday having been out for so long. But we’ve seen what he brings, he turns defence into attack so quickly and he’s a flying machine really”.
“We see the quality that he’s got, he’s so strong and powerful. I think if he plays games. “I can’t think of a left-back like that who can change the pace of the game as quick as he does.” He added.
Shaw suffered a nasty leg break in the 2015/16 season and has failed to deliver on the early promise he showed while at Southampton. The player has a lot to show to Mourinho to convince the Portuguese manager. He is a left back known for his all round play down that left flank.
He has made less than 70 appearances for United in three years due to injury worries.