Luke Shaw has eyes on Man United return while battling back from injury

Luke Shaw has eyes on Man United return while battling back from injury
From ESPN - July 17, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY -- 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 preseason 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 that had looked unlikely when Mourinho called into question his commitment and focus, only for a tense meeting to bring around the chance to win over the United boss.

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 teammates on United's preseason tour of the United States.

"I am enjoying my time here," Shaw told Press Association Sport. "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 am confident that I will be back soon and fighting for my place in the team. I have spent my summer training, of course. It's part of my life, it's my job at the end of the day.

"Whatever I have got to do, I will do, especially to get back on the pitch. I am used to it with my leg break as I was in all the time. With this one, I have been in the same time. It does not really bother me.

"I had a week at the start but my main focus is to get fit for the season."


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