Luke Shaw Manchester United

Manchester United have on Tuesday afternoon announced that Luke Shaw has won the Manchester United player of the month award.

Luke Shaw’s time at Manchester United

Luke Shaw joined Manchester United in July of 2014 for a staggering fee of around £33.75 million.

However, despite being at Manchester United for just over four years, Shaw has played just 70 games for the Reds.

This is largely due to Shaw having some terrible luck with injuries.

Shaw has had eight separate injuries since joining United.

The longest of which was a tibia fracture that kept the left-back out for 305 days and caused him to miss 51 games.

In total Shaw has spent 601 days injured while at Manchester United.

As a result, the Englishman has missed 94 games for United, which is around two seasons’ worth.

This has no doubt hampered Shaw’s development.

Shaw’s super start

But the 23-year-old was given his chance to shine at United at the start of the 2018/19 season.

Ashley Young had previously been Manchester United’s main left-back.

But Young enjoyed a very successful World Cup with England.

This meant Young returned to pre-season late and was not ready for the start of the Premier League season.

So, Jose Mourinho decided to start Shaw at left-back and so far, he has not disappointed.

Shaw has played every minute of the season for United so far.

The left-back even scored his first ever senior goal in United’s opening game of the season when they beat Leicester City 2-1.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United enjoys the pre match atmosphere prior to the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Bristol City and Manchester United at Ashton Gate on December 20, 2017 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

‘I am very happy with him’

Even after United were thrashed by Tottenham 3-0 in their third game of the season, Jose Mourinho singled out Shaw for praise after said match.

“I was particularly pleased [with him].

“I told him you cannot play better than you did. Of course he is upset with the result, the kid has to be, but the kid has to know that he has had three very good matches in the Premier League and today he was very good.

“I am very happy with him.”

Josh Barker