Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shaw Makes Early Start to Training for New Season

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shaw Makes Early Start to Training for New Season

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LUKE Shaw is training at the Nad Al Sheba Complex in Dubai ahead of his return to Carrington for the start of pre-season training next week.

The 22-year-old is into the final 12 months of his contract at United and faces a huge challenge to leapfrog veteran Ashley Young as the club's firstchoice left-back.

Shaw's rollercoaster relationship with Jose Mourinho again came under the microscope last season and he was hauled off at half-time of United's FA Cup win against Brighton in March.

The Reds, though, have made signing a centre-back their priority this summer and it is understood Mourinho thinks Young and Shaw are 'OK' options going forward.

Shaw will get a chance to stake a claim for a spot in the starting line-up on the club's five-game tour of the US with Young set to join up with his team-mates at a later date following his World Cup exploits. …

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