Jose Mourinho forcing £27m Manchester United misfit to consider summer exit

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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is reportedly considered a summer exit from the club if he isn’t able to secure regular playing time in the coming months.

The 21-year-old has struggled to make a positive impression on Jose Mourinho since he was appointed United boss last summer.

In turn, he’s made just 14 appearances in all competitions and has made just three starts in the last four months as he has clearly fallen out of favour.

Having also been publicly criticised by his manager over an injury and not playing through the pain, it hasn’t been a particularly positive year for him. The situation has soured even further in recent weeks with Shaw not selected for the last six games, failing to even make the squad in five of those outings.

As a result, according to The Guardian, the £27m signing from Southampton in 2014 is facing an uncertain future, which could be forcing him to consider his options at the end of the season.

Injuries have helped him, particularly after he sustained a broken leg in 2015, but it doesn’t appear as though Mourinho has much faith in him to deliver and so perhaps a departure could be the best resolution for all concerned.

Shaw still possesses undeniable talent, as seen during his time with the Saints and in spells with United, and so provided that he is allowed to leave this summer, there will likely be plenty of interest in the England international.

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